Social media sounds off on miserable first-half showing from QB Graham Mertz
Graham Mertz has not played well as Wisconsin and Notre Dame head into halftime in Chicago.
Saturday’s top-20 matchup at Soldier Field has been a mostly back-and-forth defensive struggle. The two sides only combined for 1 touchdown, and that score carried a bit of controversy with it.
What hasn’t been controversial is the play of Mertz under center for the Badgers. Needless to say, he has struggled mightily against the Fighting Irish defense.
At the break, Mertz is 5-for-13 passing with 71 yards and a costly interception. He also had a play where he fumbled the ball twice (Wisconsin recovered). And with ex-Badger Jack Coan throwing for the touchdown in the first half, fans and media alike have sounded off on the play of Mertz in Week 4.
Check it out:
The Graham Mertz vs. Illinois 2020 game was certainly a thing that happened
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) September 25, 2021
Graham Mertz was the best Badgers quarterback since Russell Wilson for one half against Illinois last year. It was so fun.
— Moneybagg Yo(hannes) 🇪🇷 (@AronYohannes) September 25, 2021
I’m really puzzled by Graham Mertz. What happened to him? Was he ever good?
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) September 25, 2021
Maybe the winner in the Graham Mertz-Jack Coan QB battle was nobody.
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) September 25, 2021
Graham Mertz in last 7 1/2 regular-season games: 1 TD, 8 INT. #Badgers
— Dave Heller (@dave_heller) September 25, 2021
The latest picture of Graham Mertz pic.twitter.com/JaA6dLEJXT
— Bucks Film Room (Brian Sampson) (@BucksFilmRoom) September 25, 2021
At the end of the day, Graham Mertz just makes me really sad when he attempts to throw the football #Badgers
— Casey Ehrenberg (@spacecase4) September 25, 2021
Think Graham Mertz has any T-shirts left?
— Tim Pickle (@timpickle1976) September 25, 2021
Dear Graham Mertz:
Do NOT check Twitter after the game.#Badgers
— Gregg Summers (@gregg_summers) September 25, 2021
It's a shame #Wisconsin is wasting the efforts of such a great defense with an inept offense. Graham Mertz is inefficient at quarterback and the offensive line is the worst the #Badgers have had in 30 years.#NDvsWIS
— Ron Clements (@Ron_Clements) September 25, 2021