Nine of the 14 Big Ten football teams appear set at quarterback heading into the fall.
Both tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and will be sidelined 21 days per Big Ten protocol.
Both would be eligible to return for the Nov. 21 game at Nebraska.
14 Badgers beat Illinois 45-7 on Friday night to open the pandemic-delayed Big Ten football season.
Mertz became the first-team quarterback after returning starter Jack C...