Luke Fickell and the Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff are swinging for the fences at quarterback in the transfer portal yet again this offseason.
247Sports’s Matt Zenitz reported Wednesday that Wisconsin is expected to host former Toledo quarterback and MAC Player of the Year DeQuan Finn on a visit to Madison “in the near future.”
This official visit is a significant development for the Badgers, who will graduate starting quarterback Tanner Mordecai after the ReliaQuest Bowl, leaving Wisconsin without a clear-cut QB1 heading into the offseason.
Finn, who has just one year of eligibility remaining, is coming off a junior season where he completed 63.4% of his passes for 2,657 yards on a career-high 8.4 YPA with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also carried the ball 123 times for 563 yards and seven rushing touchdowns.
For his career, Finn has appeared in 45 games at Toledo and is responsible for 7,079 career passing yards — while rushing for 1,807 yards on the ground for 88 total touchdowns.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound signal-caller from Detroit is a true dual-threat who could make a lot of sense to lead a young Wisconsin Badgers QB room that includes Braedyn Locke, Nick Evers, Cole LaCrue, and incoming 2024 commit Mabrey Mettauer.
It’s also worth noting that Pro Football Focus credited Finn with 19 Big Time Throws in 2023. For reference, the Badgers quarterbacks only had 12 in the first year of the air raid offense under Phil Longo.
As it stands, Finn — who led Toledo to an 11-2 record this past season, is listed as the No. 7 transfer quarterback actively in the portal, according to the 247Sports transfer database.
Regardless of how his visit shakes out, it’s become abundantly clear that the Wisconsin football program is positioning itself as heavy players in the transfer market at QB, and the Badgers intend to bring in a veteran.