Underutilized Colorado football QB can be important for Florida if Graham Mertz gets injured

An underutilized Colorado football quarterback who hit the portal could be important for Florida in the event Graham Mertz got injured, says one analyst on the strong UF lean.

Nov 18, 2023; Columbia, Missouri, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Graham Mertz (15) looks to the
Nov 18, 2023; Columbia, Missouri, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Graham Mertz (15) looks to the / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Underutilized former Colorado football quarterback Kasen Weisman, who hit the transfer portal in the offseason after Sean Lewis took the San Diego State coaching job, could be an important body in Florida's QB room should he commit to UF and Graham Mertz get injured in 2024 according to Hail Florida Hail's Will Thomas.

"Even though Napier will have both Graham Mertz and DJ Lagway in his quarterback room, bringing in another guy to add depth is important," Thomas prefaced before saying, "With Max Brown transferring away, the room is a little thin. While we expect Lagway to see some action in his freshman season, it's possible Napier will want to avoid burning his redshirt if he can, making Weisman an important guy should Mertz go down with an injury.

"With predictions coming in for Kasen to be a Gator, and his visit coming together quickly, Weisman is on commit watch over the next few days."

Former Colorado football QB Kasen Weisman hitting portal after Sean Lewis left 'makes sense'

Weisman, like Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN) quarterback Danny O'Neil, who backed off his 2024 Buffs commitment to go to San Diego State, was a Lewis guy through and through. Thus, Weisman's exit, as BuffStampede’s Adam Munsterteiger pointed out, made sense.

“Freshman QB Kasen Weisman has entered the transfer portal after redshirting with the CU Buffs in 2023,” Munsterteiger prefaced before saying, “The Georgia product was a Sean Lewis target (at Kent State and CU) so this move makes sense.”

Weisman potentially finding such a prominent role for an SEC program is somewhat shocking after such a limited run in Boulder, but the Douglasville, Georgia product did come from a talent-rich region where football is gospel.

The Atlanta area star maintained a redshirt and has a full career's worth of eligibility remaining.