He'll have six players to choose from, but JUCO transfer Tanner McEvoy believes he can beat out the competition, step right in and win the job this summer.
McEvoy will get his chance. Andersen promised all JUCO transfers an opportunity to start, and he's already went out of his way to say how much he likes McEvoy's dual-threat abilities—it's the whole reason he signed him.
During his one season with Arizona Western, McEvoy completed 68 percent of his passes for 1,943 yards, 25 touchdowns and just six interceptions, adding 414 yards and six scores on the ground.
Despite just two years of experience at the quarterback positon, McEvoy's outstanding athleticism makes him an ideal candidate to run a shotgun-oriented system. He has excellent size (6-foot-6, 215 pounds) and runs a 4.6 40-yard dash.
His throwing motion is very awkward, but he has been working on a few mechanic changes over the last few months and will continue to develop once summer camps begin.
Andersen ran a lot of read-option plays from the spread formation while at Utah State, and it's clear that he'll want to run the ball with his quarterbacks at Wisconsin. If McEvoy comes in and learns the system quickly, he'll likely earn the rights to start.
McEvoy is a homerun threat and resembles Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton more than any other player on the Badgers' roster.
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