February 22, 2024

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Stay or go? Michigan Wolverines quarterback JJ McCarthy promises an answer on Sunday

Stay or go?  Michigan Wolverines quarterback JJ McCarthy promises an answer on Sunday

ANN ARBOR — Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy revealed, in the moments following the football team's national championship celebration at the Crisler Center, that he will announce his decision about his playing future on Sunday.

McCarthy, 27-1 as a two-year starter for the Wolverines, is considering returning for his final season or heading to the NFL Draft, where some experts project him to be a first-round pick. McCarthy is “NFL ready,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said late last month before the Rose Bowl.

Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy celebrates with fans during a celebration at the Crisler Center, in Ann Arbor, on January 13, 2024, to celebrate the University of Michigan football team winning the national championship.

The deadline to declare for the NFL Draft is Monday.

“Tomorrow,” McCarthy said when asked by The Detroit News on Saturday evening when he would announce his decision. “I will release him (in the morning).”

The team was honored by a sold-out crowd at the Crisler Center, two hours after players, coaches and staff participated in a one-mile procession in frigid temperatures from the President's House to Schembechler Hall. When McCarthy was introduced, fans chanted, “One more year!”