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Max Brosmer, the nation's leading passer in the FCS, receives Gophers offer

Max Brosmer, the nation's leading passer in the FCS, has received an offer from Minnesota.
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At a minimum, it appears the Minnesota Golden Gophers are looking to give quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis competition for the starting job in 2024 as New Hampshire transfer quarterback Max Brosmer confirmed Monday morning that he has received an offer from the University of Minnesota. 

Brosmer led the FCS in passing yards at New Hampshire, which plays in the Colonial Athletic Conference. The Georgia native finished his junior season at New Hampshire with 3,449 passing yards and 29 touchdowns and five interceptions while posting a 3.88 GPA studying biomedical science and kinesiology. 

On Saturday, On3 reported that Minnesota is "in the cards" for Brosmer, though it was still too soon to name a clear frontrunner. 

Max Brosmer

Brosmer threw for 3,449 yards and 29 touchdowns this season. 

Minnesota is clearly in the market for a quarterback because of redshirt sophomore Athan Kaliakmanis' struggles. Kaliakmanis was one of the least efficient quarterbacks in Division I, ranking 98th of 109. He's thrown for 1,838 yards, 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing just 53.1% of his passes. 

"I think he's better in a lot of areas. I think he's gotta continue to get better in a lot of areas. I think there's some areas that he's been maintained where it's gotta make a huge jump, but I wouldn't sit there and say well, 'OK he's gotten worse in this.' I think everything has gotten maintained or better," head coach P.J. Fleck said of Kaliakmanis after Minnesota's blowout loss to Ohio State earlier this month. 

"Now the level of that can be argued, but that's our job is to be able to make that better on a daily basis. His commitment level, his maturity, his preparation, his leadership has all gotten better. Some guys get it quicker, some guys take a little longer. Whatever it is, time is your friend and your enemy at the same time, especially when you're talking in season. But I've seen tremendous growth from him."

The only other quarterbacks on Minnesota's roster are Cole Kramer, is in his final year of eligibility, along with freshmen Drew Viotto and Max Shikenjanski.