April 24, 2024
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It’s not unusual for NFL prospects to be in comparison with NFL greats from their respective faculty applications, but it surely’s one other factor to be in comparison with the GOAT.

J.J. McCarthy is slated to be a potential first-round draft decide in April after main the Michigan Wolverines to a 15-0 season that completed with a nationwide championship within the Faculty Soccer Playoff.

Within the two largest drives of his life, McCarthy confirmed he has some aptitude for the dramatic.


J.J. McCarthy and Tom Brady (Getty Photos)

Trailing Alabama 20-13 with lower than 5 minutes left within the Rose Bowl, he marched his staff down the sphere for a game-tying landing; Blake Corum scored the game-winner in extra time.

With a chance to place the nationwide championship away towards Washington late, it was déjà vu another time.

That’s why Corum thinks McCarthy goes to “kill it” within the NFL.

“J.J. is only a nice quarterback,” Corum advised Fox Information Digital lately. “Desires to be taught, needs to get higher, won’t cease till he does. No matter spherical he will get drafted, I believe he’s a first-rounder for certain, nice quarterback, nice chief.”

Now, again to that comparability word: Each Alabama receiver will get in comparison with Julio Jones, simply as each USC quarterback will get bunched up collectively.

For Michigan, although, it’s a bit totally different.

J.J. McCarthy of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates after defeating the Washington Huskies throughout the CFP Nationwide Championship recreation at NRG Stadium in Houston on Jan. 8, 2024. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Photos)


That’s as a result of Michigan is the alma mater of the very best ever. So, when evaluating any Michigan quarterback to a different, one particularly involves thoughts – and will probably be an unfair comparability each time.

However Corum isn’t afraid to present his quarterback of the previous few years that top reward.

“I believe he’ll have a super-long profession. Possibly a Tom Brady, we’ll see,” he stated.

In two seasons as Michigan’s full-time starter (29 video games), McCarthy accomplished 68.5% of his passes for five,710 yards, 44 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. In equity to Corum, these are all higher numbers than Brady, all whereas McCarthy ran for eight touchdowns within the final two seasons.

Tom Brady vs Wisconsin

Tom Brady is proven throughout his Michigan days. (John Biever/Sports activities Illustrated by way of Getty Photos)


However, after all, Brady made his identify within the NFL. He was a sixth-round decide, however he turned the GOAT with seven Tremendous Bowl rings and numerous NFL information. Clearly, McCarthy has an extended technique to go.

On the very least, McCarthy can say he was the beginning quarterback of a nationwide champion – Brady was backing up Brian Griese in 1997.

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