Iowa quarterback Cade McNamara walking off the field after an ACL injury. Sep 30, 2023; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback Cade McNamara (12) comes off the field as Iowa Hawkeyes assistant coach Brian Ferentz looks on after suffering an injury during the first quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

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.”

Iowa fans took notice of the announcement and appear to be very happy about him returning in 2024.

[Cade McNamara on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.