On Sunday morning, Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel dropped a bombshell on Wisconsin Badgers fans everywhere. Potrykus is reporting that starting quarterback Jack Coan has suffered a foot injury and is out indefinitely.
We just hit publish on a #Badgers football story. Was able to confirm this AM that QB Jack Coan went down with an injury at practice. Out indefinitely.— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) October 4, 2020
The depth chart at quarterback isn’t 100% clear, but the top two options to see more reps are redshirt sophomore Chase Wolf (Cincinnati, Ohio) and highly touted redshirt freshman Graham Mertz (Overland Park, Kan.).
Last season, Coan completed just under 70% of his passes for 2,727 yards, 18 touchdowns and only five interceptions while leading the Badgers to a Big Ten West title and Rose Bowl appearance. On Friday, offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph had high praise for Coan’s performance in the early stages of fall practice saying “his anticipation has been really good. That reflects confidence.”
Mertz was able to preserve his redshirt last season while still getting some game action, going 9-for-10 for 73 yards, and is Wisconsin’s highest rated QB recruit of all time. Wolf completed one pass last year for two yards.
We will keep you updated as more information comes out about the severity of Coan’s injury.