WATCH: Badgers QB Graham Mertz Threads The Needle During Red-Zone Drill

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Entering his fourth year with the program, red-shirt junior Graham Mertz is entering a make-or-break season for the No. 20 Wisconsin Badgers in his third year as the starting quarterback.

Last season, the Kansas native completed 59.5% of his passes for 1,958 yards with 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. In 2022, UW will need him to be efficient within the framework of the offense and take better care of the football for the Badgers to reclaim the Big Ten West.

Needing to replace his top three pass-catchers from last season, Mertz has reportedly established a good rapport with second-year wide receiver Skyler Bell, who has been acting as the WR2 since spring practice.

In the video below, courtesy of the UW Twitter account, Wisconsin’s QB1 threads the needle to Bell, who makes a nice grab over junior cornerback Semar Melvin.

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