JJ McCarthy relationship status: is the NFL-bound Michigan QB single?

JJ McCarthy took over as the starting quarterback of Michigan midway through the 2021 season, guiding the team to an undefeated season and winning the national title. He has shown incredible performance with the team and is set to start a new venture of his football career.

However, beyond the football spotlight, McCarthy’s personal life is on a significant milestone. The QB recently shared an update about his relationship status.

JJ McCarthy relationship status

JJ McCarthy has been dating Katya Kuropas for more than five years. He started dating Katya in 2018 while both were in high school at Nazareth Academy. 

JJ McCarthy
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The couple has been together since then and kept sharing glimpses of their relationship on social media accounts. In October, the couple celebrated their fifth anniversary and McCarthy posted their pictures, celebrating the moment.

JJ McCarthy has now surprised fans as he recently announced his engagement with Katya Kuropas in an Instagram post. The Michigan QB shared a picture with Katya on a beach, accompanied by their golden retriever puppy. In the location tag, he wrote engaged. 

JJ McCarthy
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Katya has been supporting the QB from the beginning and attended all his games during his career. Now, the couple is engaged, set to embark on a new chapter of their lives.

Michigan QB announced draft entry

After a historic college career and leading Michigan to a national championship, J.J. McCarthy is leaving the University of Michigan for the NFL. Despite the team’s success and a plea from fans for him to stay, Michigan QB announced on social media that he would forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

JJ McCarthy expressed the difficulty of the decision, emphasizing his love for teammates, coaches, and Ann Arbor. Before making the announcement, he consulted with various individuals, including family and Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh.

“I have talked to many in and out of football, including my family, Coach Harbaugh, and many whose opinions I greatly admire and respect,” he wrote. “The decision was not easy and how could it be − I love my teammates. I love my coaches and I love it here in Ann Arbor.”

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Widely projected as a first-round pick in mock drafts, JJ McCarthy is expected to enter the NFL alongside other key players from Michigan’s national championship winning squad. Several Michigan players, including star running back Blake Corum, are also giving up their remaining college eligibility to enter the NFL.

The situation involves a complex interplay of individual decisions, potential coaching changes, and the ongoing success and uncertainties surrounding the Michigan football program.

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