Dylan McCaffrey gave up a shot at starting for Michigan football this fall, opting out of the 2020 season. It’s Joe Milton time.
Michigan was supposed to experience a heck of a quarterback battle this fall, but with the Big Ten season postponed, it was going to have to wait. Now that the season is coming back after all next month, Jim Harbaugh had a tough decision to make under center.
Would Harbaugh go with the veteran Dylan McCaffrey or would it be the young, uber-talented Joe Milton? Both are athletes but only one would win the battle in the fall and that has seemingly become clearer With McCaffrey opting out of the 2020 season and there’s a decent chance his days in Ann Arbor are over.
According to Angelique Chengelis from The Detroit News, McCaffrey has opted out of the 2020 season after the Big Ten announced it would be returning to action.
With this move, it’s clear that Milton is the starting quarterback and looks like he may have made his case earlier in the fall. It’s unclear just how far ahead he may have been, but not many quarterbacks who finally get a chance to prove themselves transfer if they’re the No. 1 guy.
Milton has been a fan favorite in Ann Arbor since getting there and it’s because he looks like someone who will be a nightmare for opposing defenses. He’s built like Cam Newton and has a cannon for an arm. He’s only attempted 11 passes in his two-year career, completing six of them for 117 yards and two touchdowns.
The 6-foot-5, 243-pounder has struggled to command the offense in his first couple of seasons, but the talent is there and all that needs to follow is his grasp of the playbook.
The Milton era has officially begun in Ann Arbor, and it’s going to be a good one.