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Shea Patterson’s dad says his son hasn’t thought about 2019 decision, focused on winning now

Maize n Brew spoke with Shea’s father, Sean Patterson

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A report surfaced on Tuesday that Shea Patterson is planning to return in 2019.

Per Mgoblog, “Someone Who Would Know, (told them) Shea Patterson is planning on returning for his senior year. He’s likely to submit his name to the draft committee for an evaluation, get a mid-round grade, and return.”

Maize n Brew spoke with Shea Patterson’s father, Sean Patterson, and asked him about it.

Shea isn’t thinking about 2019.

“As far as I know, Shea hasn’t given any thought to that,” Patterson said. “What I do know is that he’s 100% focused on helping his teammates win the next game and will stay focused on that - one game at a time- until the end of the season, and beyond.”

Michigan is currently ranked at No. 4 by the College Football Playoff committee. They have a shot at the Big Ten Championship and the playoff if they can rattle off wins against Rutgers, Indiana, Ohio State, and the Big Ten West Champion.

It should come as no surprise that Shea Patterson isn’t looking too far down the road.

The here and now of things will drastically impact his future trajectory. His best interest resides in having the best season he can, and the rest will sort itself out from there. In short, it sounds like Patterson has his mind on winning and being the best player he can be on a given week.

As far as how Patterson’s draft stock is looking, a scout told WalterFootball before the season that “Physically, [Patterson]’s more gifted than Baker Mayfield. [Patterson] is a better athlete and pure passer. If he has a big year, I don’t see why he couldn’t be an early-rounder.”