Former Wisconsin center signs with Washington Commanders

Former Wisconsin Badgers and Dallas Cowboys center Tyler Biadasz agreed to a three-year deal with the Washington Commanders Monday afternoon.

A fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, Biadasz started 47 games for the Cowboys over the past three seasons and earned a Pro Bowl nod for his stellar 2022 campaign. 

With roughly $96 million in cap space, the Commanders added Biadasz to improve a bottom-tier offensive line from 2023. Biadasz ranks among the NFL’s elite in terms of pressure rate, something critical in a division littered with spectacular athletes on the defensive line. 

Biadasz started at center in all 41 games of his Wisconsin career and was awarded the Rimington Trophy in 2019, recognizing the best center in college football.

Most notably, the Amherst, Wisconsin native, played his entire college career blocking for two-time Doak Walker Award winner Jonathan Taylor, one of the most celebrated running backs in UW history. 

The acquisition of Biadasz could pay dividends for first-year head coach Dan Quinn with Brian Robinson Jr. budding in the backfield and a rookie quarterback projected to start under center. 

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire