Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback Cade McNamara suffered a devastating ACL injury last month that ended his 2023 season, which put some doubt into his future at Iowa moving forward. However, McNamara made it clear in a statement Thursday that he plans to return to Iowa in 2024.
The Hawkeyes have been synonymous with poor offensive play under head coach Kirk Ferentz. They were hoping that McNamara, a former starter at Michigan in 2022, would change that this season. But he never really got into a groove before suffering his torn ACL injury.
Despite the rough season for McNamara, he took to social media on Thursday to reveal that he plans to return to Iowa for the 2024 season.
“Was not anticipating posting one of these when this year began however, there are some things in life that can not be explained but the best we can do is put our faith in God and follow the path that he has chosen for us,” McNamara wrote on Instagram.
“I want to thank everyone for all the love and support. The road ahead is a rigorous one but nothing I haven’t overcome before. I can’t wait to get back to Iowa City to support my teammates for the rest of this season! I had a vision when I decided to come to Iowa and that vision remains the same. There is still a lot I want to accomplish in the Black and Gold and look forward to bringing it to life in the 2024 season.”
— Cade McNamara (@Cademac_12) October 26, 2023
Iowa fans took notice of the announcement and appear to be very happy about him returning in 2024.
The McNamERA continues in 2024🔥 https://t.co/G9SUg6y6ZU
— Barstool Iowa (@BarstoolUIowa) October 26, 2023
Going to need a healthy and determined QB heading into the new era of the B1G.
Get well and Godspeed Cade! https://t.co/RBE1FdWv1G
— Joe Hugen (@Joe_Hugen) October 26, 2023
Can’t wait until we see a fully HEALTHY Cade finally! Forget this season. https://t.co/OeIfXF8Abc
— Optimistic Pessimist (@IowaHawkGuy) October 26, 2023
“I had a vision when I decided to come to Iowa…”
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) October 26, 2023
“There is still a lot I want to accomplish in the Black and Gold, and I look forward to bringing it to life in the 2024 season.”
— Eliot Clough (@EliotClough) October 26, 2023
QB1 will return to Iowa city next year https://t.co/kTsw8hHzXk
— Camille Gear (@CamilleGearTV) October 26, 2023