The Wisconsin Badgers and Graham Mertz era didn’t go as many expected. The former four-star prospect out of high school had pretty high expectations when arriving in Madison. The Wisconsin QB entered the transfer portal and ends his Badger career with 5,405 passing yards, 38 touchdowns, and 26 interceptions. Mertz has a career completion percentage of 59.5%. After a promising redshirt freshman season, he struggled in his sophomore year. He had a nice bounce back his junior year. He threw for 2,136 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. Today he made his decision on his next school.
Graham Mertz Commits To The University of Kentucky
According to Brett Greenberg, the former Wisconsin quarterback has committed to the University Of Kentucky. This comes just four days after Mertz announced that he would be entering the transfer portal. Official announcement below:
BREAKING: Former Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz is expected to transfer to @UKFootball, per a source.
Mertz, who announced his decision to transfer from the Badgers program 3 days ago, has two years of eligibility remaining — threw for 2,136 yards with 19 TDs & 10 INTs last season.
— Brett Greenberg (@74Talk) December 8, 2022
As he joins the SEC, Mertz will have his work cut out for him. Kentucky is scheduled to play Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia next year. With the addition of Luke Fickell, it was certainly hard to see a spot for Mertz moving forward. Talent was never an issue. The issue was consequently turnovers and footwork. Something that can be worked on in Kentucky. Mertz was always a great teammate and a great individual. It has been made clear that he will be missed in that locker room. Once a Badger, always a Badger!
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