After losing the Miami quarterback battle to Jarren Williams, Tate Martell didn’t participate in Monday’s practice. However, he did take the time to address his teammates about the situation.
Despite missing practice to begin the week, the former Ohio State transfer attended a team meeting to open up about what he’s going through.
Martell was part of a three-man battle for the starting quarterback job at Miami. Following the news that he wouldn’t be the Week 1 starter, speculation started to rise about him potentially leaving the program.
At this time it doesn’t sound like Martell is ready to leaving the Hurricanes. In fact, he’s expected to participate in practice on Tuesday.
With the regular season approaching fairly soon, head coach Manny Diaz needs to figure out who will be the team’s backup quarterback.
According to Andrew Ivins of 247Sports, the Hurricanes expect Martell and N’Kosi Perry to battle it out for the backup job. It could turn into a major role since Williams doesn’t have much collegiate experience under center.
Tate Martell didn’t practice Monday, but he did attend a team meeting and addressed his teammates about the situation that he’s going through after losing QB battle to Jarren Williams. https://t.co/0ZgPVhr7z0 pic.twitter.com/wWDaAYVrJO
— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) August 13, 2019
It makes the most sense for Martell to learn his fate for the backup role before considering other options. He should expect to find out his role for the Hurricanes fairly soon.
Miami opens its season against Florida in the first game of the 2019 college football season.