According to a report, Wisconsin football could be without its backup quarterback for the remainder of the season.
According to a report from Dario Melendez, the sports director for Wisconsin 12 News, Badgers quarterback Chase Wolf has suffered a torn meniscus and is likely to miss the entire 2022 season.
“I really liked what he was doing in camp. Yet the one thing I know [is] that Chase will stay in it, and when he can get back, he’ll be ready to go,” coach Chryst said regarding Wolf’s efforts before his injury.
Wolf, a former three-star recruit, was the unquestioned backup QB to third-year starter Graham Mertz and was the only signal caller in the program with any in-game experience.
In his five seasons at Wisconsin, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound QB has appeared in 10 games, throwing for 155 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions – with a 106.5 pass efficiency rating.
Who takes over as the QB2?
With the Cincinnati, Ohio native potentially missing the entire season, Wisconsin football has some concerning depth problems at quarterback.
According to reports, there was no real competition pushing Mertz for the starting job, which is one thing. Beyond that, there didn’t appear to be anyone pushing the fifth-year senior for the backup spot either – potentially putting UW in dire straights if their QB1 was to miss any time in 2022.
UW’s coaching staff now turns to redshirt freshman Deacon Hill, who hasn’t appeared in a collegiate game, to become the program’s No. 2 QB – no small feat for such a young player.
Hill, who stands at 6-foot-3, 250-pounds, has the elite arm strength you want at the position, but he needs to become more consistent. Now, he’ll need to pick things up rather quickly because Wisconsin football’s season opener is this Saturday against Illinois State.
True freshman Myles Burkett and walk-on Marshall Howe are the only other quarterbacks on Wisconsin’s roster.
— Dario Melendez (@Dario_Melendez) August 29, 2022
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