Shea Patterson the former Michigan Wolverines quarterback was the first overall pick in the USFL Draft. The gunslinger is a very solid quarterback, and was selected to lead the Panthers to the USFL Championship but that did not happen.
The Michigan Panthers in a surprise move released their top quarterback. Patterson went through the waiver wire and was immediately claimed by the New Orleans Breakers.
At the time of his release, Patterson was third in the entire USFL in passing yards with 973 passing yards. He has thrown only 4 touchdowns though.
It will be interesting to see what happens, because this week the Breakers take on the Michigan Panthers!
Through six games, Patterson ranked third among USFL quarterbacks in passing yards (973) but came in dead-last among league starters in QBR (112.4), a ranking used to measure efficiency. He’s thrown five interceptions, several of them costly, and been sacked 13 times.
Michigan had to make a move at the quarterback position they are 1-5 and average just over 17 points per game.
Paxton Lynch will now compete for the starting spot with Josh Love and small school sleeper Eric Barriere. I would not be shocked if Barriere ends up becoming the next big quarterback of the USFL! Mark my words!