Lost in the middle of an NFL Sunday, Graham Mertz tested positive for COVID-19.
The young phenom of a QB at Wisconsin looked phenomenal against Illinois on Friday night but after today's positive PCR test, he won't be able to play for at least 21 days:
The bad news only gets worst for Wisconsin, who will also be without their 3rd string QB!
Their 4th string QB? Danny Vaden Boom. A great name and he also has a phenomenal stat: 100% TD rate.
This isn't just one game for Wisco either, thanks to Big Ten protocols both Mertz and Wolf will be out for at least 21 days. Their original starter Jack Coan is out for the season from an injury in training camp.
If there's any silver lining for Wisco it's their game this weekend may be canceled.
SOURCE-The Journal Sentinel has reported that quarterbacks Graham Mertz and Chase Wolf have tested positive for coronavirus.
But according to a second source, UW’s test positivity rate is close to the threshold that would force the team to stop regular practice and competition for a minimum of seven days and then reassess the situation.
If the game is not played, it would be considered a no-contest rather than a forfeit.
In a weird way, I bet Wisconsin wouldn't mind this game being postponed.