Joe Milton began the season as Michigan's starting quarterback. Now, he's in the transfer portal.
I want to thank Coach Harbaugh for giving me that opportunity to come play for a program with lots of tradition. I have bonds with my brothers that will last forever, I have decided to enter the transfer portal As a Grad transfer with three years of eligibility. pic.twitter.com/PeANE2vWmD— Joe milton #5 (@Qbjayy7) February 18, 2021
Milton started in five games for the Wolverines this season before he was benched in favor of Cade McNamara midway through Michigan's game against Rutgers, which sparked an overtime comeback victory. On the season, Milton completed 56.7 percent of his passes for 1,077 yards and threw as many interceptions (4) as he did touchdowns.
Though he struggled throughout the season, Milton shined in his debut start, going 15-22 through the air for 225 yards and a touchdown and adding eight rushes for 52 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
His performance briefly had more than a few Michigan fans riding unreasonably high after the 49-24 win over Minnesota.
Joe Milton > Justin Fields— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) October 25, 2020
With Milton officially gone, Michigan's starting quarterback battle will now likely come down to the incumbent McNamara and incoming five-star freshman J.J. McCarthy.