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Favorite Has Reportedly Emerged For Transfer Quarterback Tanner Mordecai

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On Thursday night, it was reported that SMU quarterback Tanner Mordecai entered the NCAA transfer portal. It didn't take long for a favorite to emerge in these sweepstakes.  

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According to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, Wisconsin is considered the favorite to land Mordecai.  

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Wisconsin would be a nice landing spot for Mordecai, especially with Luke Fickell at the helm. The former Cincinnati head coach got a close look at Mordecai in the AAC over the past two seasons.  

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Mordecai started his college career at Oklahoma. He blossomed into a prolific passer once he transferred to SMU.  

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Since joining SMU in 2021, Mordecai has 7,152 passing yards with 72 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. He has completed 66.8 percent of his passes at the collegiate level.  

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If Mordecai joins the Badgers for the 2022 season, he'd be the second quarterback to transfer to Wisconsin under Fickell's leadership.  

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The program already landed a commitment from former Oklahoma quarterback Nick Evers.  

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Mordecai would be considered the top candidate to start for Wisconsin next season.