Former Badger QB makes XFL debut

Former Badger quarterback Jack Coan made his XFL debut Sunday, starting for the San Antonio Brahmas in their 18-15 loss to the St. Louis Battlehawks. The quarterback completed 25 passes on 36 attempts for 207 yards and a score while also throwing an interception in the loss.

Coan was the final quarterback allocated in the XFL draft in November, and he earned the starting job over Reid Sinnett (San Diego), Jawon Pass (Prairie View A&M) and Anthony Russo (Michigan State).

The 24-year-old spent four seasons as a member of the Badgers from 2017-2020, most notably starting 14 games for the team in 2019. During that season, Coan racked up 2727 passing yards and 18 passing touchdowns while leading Wisconsin to a 10-4 record and a Rose Bowl appearance versus Oregon.

Coan went on to spend his final season in college with Notre Dame as the Badgers moved on to Graham Mertz at QB in 2020, eventually going undrafted in the 2022 NFL draft. He spent time with the Indianapolis Colts in the spring before being waived in the preseason.

He looks to prove himself in the XFL this season and potentially make the leap back to the NFL in the future.

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire