Earlier this week, former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell worked out at wide receiver for the Miami Hurricanes.
The move came after head coach Manny Diaz named Jarren Williams as the team’s starting quarterback. After learning he missed out on the starting duties, Martell affirmed his desire to stay with the Hurricanes by working at a new position.
Multiple reports suggested Martell ran with the wide receivers in practice this week. When asked if Martell is open to a change of position, Manny Diaz didn’t rule it out.
Manny Diaz said Miami's backup quarterback job still hasn't been settled, but Tate Martell was with the WRs as UM wrapped practice. Diaz said Martell is receptive to potentially playing other spots. "Anybody will help by doing anything that’s available."https://t.co/y9Lih0tFhi pic.twitter.com/R07DWuPF6V
— David Wilson (@DBWilson2) August 21, 2019
Martell is a superb athlete with years of eligibility remaining. The former star dual-threat quarterback recruit appears to be willing to help out his team every way he can.
That doesn’t mean he’s done fighting for the backup quarterback job. Diaz revealed he’s yet to announce the backup quarterback to Jarren Williams.
It will be interesting to see if Martell can land that job. If he doesn’t, does he transfer to a junior college where he can star at the quarterback position?
Or perhaps he’ll take his lumps and move to wide receiver after all.