After the first weekend of Spring practices, the Wisconsin Badgers quarterback room has been on fire. Transfer quarterbacks Tanner Mordecai and Nick Evers have been lighting up the football field with elegant throws. Head coach Luke Fickell praised Mordecai specifically for his play, but backup quarterback Nick Evers has also shown the potential to be a starter in the future.
Wisconsin Badgers Quarterback Evers Fills Highlight Reel In Practice
The Wisconsin Badgers football team began their initial Spring practices this weekend as the team must prepare themselves for a tough upcoming season. With a new influx of talent into the Wisconsin roster, the Badgers will be expected to do much more with themselves than they did a year ago. One position of interest that the Badgers have tried to greatly improve is quarterback. After Luke Fickell and Phil Longo joined forces, a priority was put on finding the right men for the future.
The three players that Longo and Fickell chose to lead the team into the future are Tanner Mordecai, Nick Evers, and 2024 commit Mabrey Mettauer. Between these three, the Badgers hope to find a remedy for their struggles at the position over the last few years. Finding the right quarterback could be the spark that Wisconsin needs to ignite their offense. Mordecai has proven through his two years of success at SMU that he can be a dominant offensive force. However, his current backup has been showing great potential as well through the first few practices.
Transfer QB Nick Evers (@NickEvers12) airs out a jump ball for Chris Brooks Jr. (@chris_brooksjr2). He comes away with the spectacular catch.
Regardless of whoever is under center for @BadgerFootball, it sure looks like Phil Longo's offense will be a treat. pic.twitter.com/YnAHp1eGKa
— Pablo Iglesias (@PabloIglesiasTV) March 25, 2023
In the first practice of the Spring season, Badgers quarterback Nick Evers was dropping dimes and laying out perfect passes to his receivers. On one pass in particular, Chris Brooks Jr. makes an incredible play coming back for the ball as Evers places it just where it needs to be. Already in such a short sample size, the offensive capabilities of the Badgers and Phil Longo appear to be on display with the team running smoothly.
Clearly it is still early but the question regarding how effective the Longo offense will be is still out there. Longo has had incredible success at North Carolina and now hopes to bring more of the same to the Big Ten Conference in the 2023 season. Wisconsin has struggled to get their offense and defense on the same page of the last few years. Each season the defense has ranked among the top programs nationally, yet still struggled to score enough to win games at times.
There will be plenty of weight placed upon the shoulders of Mordecai, Evers, and Longo as they continue to develop their craft ahead of a pivotal season for the Badgers. If the team continues to work hard and focus on their plan ahead, there is no doubt the Badgers will produce a better result under Luke Fickell and company. Especially considering players like Evers have had a small college sample size, if any, but now will get their chance to display their skills on the big stage with Wisconsin.
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