Once Joe Milton decided to put his name into the Transfer Portal, Michigan needed to find some experience to add to its quarterback room. It did that and added some intriguing potential as well with the addition of Texas Tech transfer QB Alan Bowman.
Bowman’s got a bit of juice to his game. Plays with looseness and swagger that immediately reminded me of Baker Mayfield. Now, I’m not saying he’s going to have that kind of impact or even anything close to that. But his playing style is similar. Isn’t much of a runner but can scramble and make plays with his arm and creativity. Though it can also get him into some trouble as well.
Injuries cut his Red Raider career short and never truly allowed him to reach his potential. Michigan badly needed to add some more experience and a capable starter to the depth chart and Bowman does exactly that. He’ll help push Cade McNamara, JJ McCarthy, and Dan Villari while also giving the coaching staff a safety valve if the youngins aren’t ready to lead this team to a much improved 2021 season.
If he stays healthy, don’t be surprised to see him start the season opener.
- Height: 6’3”
- Weight: 215lbs
- Hometown (School): Grapevine, Texas (Texas Tech)
- 2018 Recruiting Rankings: Rivals (3* #29 Pro-QB) – 247Sports (3*, #41 Pro-QB) – ESPN (3*, #36 Pro-QB)
- 2018 Composite Ranking: Three-star, #899 Overall, #37 Pro-QB, #126 in Texas
- 2020 Statistics:
- 8 GP – 64.6% Comp – 1,602 Pass YDs – 10 TD – 7 INT
- Career Statistics:
- 19 GP – 67% Comp – 5,260 Pass YDs – 33 TD – 17 INT
Photo Credit: Alan Bowman/Twitter