The quarterback position is a fascinating one. There’s just one ball and so many guys who want to sling it. And because Justin Fields could not beat out Jake Fromm at Georgia, Cade Weldon is now leaving Miami.
The Hurricanes announced on Monday that Weldon (left) will leave the program.
“Cade and I talked and we decided that it was in his best interests to pursue opportunities at another school,” Manny Diaz said in a statement. “We wish him all the best in his future plans.”
“The friendships I’ve made the past two years will last a lifetime,” Weldon wrote on Twitter. “With that being said, I will be transferring from the University of Miami and entering the [transfer] portal. I’m thankful for the memories I have made here and I’m excited for what the future holds. #GoCanes.”
A Tampa native, Weldon redshirted in 2017 and playing sparingly in 2018, completing two of his three passes for 14 yards.
Still, losing Weldon hurts Miami from a depth perspective. Miami now has just three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster and one of them (Martell) may or not be eligible to play this fall.