What Impresses Shea Patterson About the QBs on Michigan's Roster

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What Impresses Shea Patterson About the QBs on Michigan's Roster

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What Impresses Shea Patterson About the QBs on Michigan's Roster

ANN ARBOR, Mich — As he noted during his media availability on Thursday, Shea Patterson wasn’t promised the starting job at quarterback for Michigan, but was given the opportunity to compete for it.

Well, compete he did, and head coach Jim Harbaugh named him the starter earlier this week.

But, just because he’s QB1, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a ton of other talent in that quarterbacks room.

Patterson shared what he’s seen from the Wolverines other signal callers, and says that he would be where he’s at now if it wasn’t for Brandon Peters, Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton being right behind him, pushing him to be at his very best.

“They’ve grown a lot,” Patterson said. “I’ve learned a lot from Brandon. He has this offense inside and out. From that standpoint, he’s helped me. Dylan’s a very smart guy. He has some wheels, too. Just watching those guys in the pocket, and obviously, just watching Joe. He’s a gunslinger. He has a rocket launcher attached to his arm.

“Being in that room on a daily basis, we can give each other feedback when we’re watching film. Just kinda brainstorm with each other. Just say, ‘Hey, this is what you did wrong on this throw.'”

While he’s learned a ton from Peters and is impressed with McCaffrey’s smarts, Patterson says that he and Joe Milton have developed a special relationship.

Since arriving in January — at the same time as Patterson, Milton, as a first-year quarterback, has been a student of the game, taking in everything like a sponge.

As a result, he and Patterson have made sure to help each other get better, giving each other advice based off what they’ve seen from one another on the practice field.

“Me and Joe have a really good relationship on that,” Patterson said. “Whenever we’re in practice, if he underthrows a ball, it’s because he’s standing too straight up or if I overthrow a ball because I overshot it, he’ll say, ‘Hey, your front foot – watch your front foot, watch your weight transition.’ So, that’s really good. We’ll talk to each other during practice.”

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