Graham Mertz Says He Feels ‘Completely Different’ From The 2020 Season

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Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz can feel the improvement in his game.

The young passer will be the driving force behind Wisconsin’s football season in 2021, and in order to have a big year, he’ll need to take some strides. The good news is that it feels like he’s taken some big steps forward. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Mertz told 247Sports how he’s feeling after spring practice compared to during the season:

It was really good. For me, development-wise, I needed it. Just to go back and watch the season and learn from it, and then for me, just the growth in spring, it was completely different from how I felt in the backfield during the season to now. It’s night and day. I just can’t wait to get back to campus and get it going again.

This is music to my ears as a Wisconsin man. Graham Mertz has all the talent in the world, and we know what he’s capable of when it cuts it loose.

When he’s playing at his best, the young man is borderline unstoppable, as Illinois witnessed firsthand.


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However, once coronavirus and injuries ravaged the team, Mertz looked like a shell of himself. If we want to make a run at the playoff, then Mertz has to return to his old ways.

The good news is that I have all the confidence that he’ll get the job done and take the necessary strides forward. He has another offseason under his belt, and I can’t wait to watch him lead our offense.


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Go, Badgers, go!