Paul Chryst thinks the Wisconsin passing game still has a long way to go.

The Badgers return starter Graham Mertz who threw for 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in his sophomore season in Madison. Simply put, those numbers have to improve in Year 3.

“I think there’s times when you feel like we are making progress,” Chryst said, via Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “And there’s times when we’ve got to take advantage of this camp because it’s not where we want to be…There’s moments, but we’re not where we want to be yet.”

Inconsistency at the quarterback position is the last thing Badger fans want to hear. It’s especially concerning after star running back Braelon Allen was held out of practice Monday morning.

Wisconsin did the vast majority of its damage on the ground last season. That’s great, but at some point the Badgers have to be a threat through the air as well.

Mertz and senior backup QB Chase Wolf will see responsibilities change under new offensive coordinator Bobby Engram, perhaps for the best, but Wisconsin cannot afford to be 1-dimensional yet again.