Graham Mertz Transfers To An SEC Program

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Graham Mertz is heading to the Florida Gators.

After several weeks of speculation about where the former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback would go, he decided to take his talents to Gainesville, according to

The Athletics’ G. Allan Taylor previously reported Florida would be the landing spot. Graham Mertz spent the past three seasons starting for Wisconsin.

Graham Mertz finds a new start after a tough time at Wisconsin.

Graham Mertz desperately needed a fresh start after multiple disappointing seasons with the Badgers, and now, he has it.

In four seasons with the Badgers, he threw for 5,405 passing yards, 38 touchdown passes and 26 interceptions.

Will Graham Mertz start for the Florida Gators? (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)

The numbers certainly could have been much worse, but they were also far from being good. Wisconsin has struggled to compete at a high level since the start of 2020, and poor QB play is right near the top of the list of reasons why.

As soon as the Badgers hired Luke Fickell, it was a great opportunity to hit the reset button on the QB position. That’s what happened and now, Mertz is gone and is heading to Florida.

Former Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz transferring to Florida. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Given Florida’s uncertainty at the QB position ahead of the 2023 season, there’s a chance Mertz could actually see a lot of time.

His main competition will likely be Jack Miller, and it’s hard to imagine Mertz can’t beat him out given his natural skills and experience.

Graham Mertz transferring to Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

I know Badgers fans are wishing him well for the most part, and I sincerely hope he has a ton of success. It’s a damn shame it didn’t work out in Madison.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.

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  1. While Mertz’ time in Madison did not endear him to Badger faithful … they did, for the most part, exhibit traditional midwestern courtesy. …. That will NOT be the case in “The Swamp”. Florida QBs not named Tebow tend to catch Holy Hell. Not knowing what his other options were, this decision might not end well for him. … Tough Business!

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