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Quarterback Graham Mertz throws a pass while Wisconsin football plays Maryland on a rainy autumn afternoon at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on November 5, 2022

Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz enters transfer portal

Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz announced he will enter the transfer portal Sunday evening.

Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz announced he will enter the transfer portal Sunday evening.

In his announcement on Twitter, Mertz expressed thanks to his fellow teammates, coaches and support staff. 

“I am grateful for my time as a Badger, my time in Madison has taught me lessons that go far beyond the football field,” he wrote.


Despite entering Madison as the program’s highest rated quarterback prospect ever, Mertz failed to truly live up to the expectations — recording a 38 touchdown to 26 interception ratio in his three seasons starting.

The Wisconsin junior will enter the transfer portal with two years of eligibility remaining.

“I have decided that I will be entering the transfer portal in pursuit of my next opportunity,” he wrote. “I will be entering with 2 years of eligibility.”

After senior Chase Wolf graduates and freshman Deacon Hill enters the transfer portal, the only remaining quarterbacks on the Wisconsin roster will be freshmen Myles Burkett and walk-on Marshall Howe. 

Editor’s note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Donnie Slusher

Donnie Slusher is the sports editor for the Daily Cardinal. He has written multiple breaking news stories, sports columns and an in-depth examination of race in Wisconsin football. Follow Donnie on Twitter at @DonnieSlusher_

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