QB Graham Mertz has 'unfinished business,' returning to Florida

Graham Mertz leaves the game grabbing his collarbone (1:12)

Graham Mertz has a stellar run on third down, but on the next play has to leave the game with an apparent collarbone injury. (1:12)

Florida quarterback Graham Mertz announced Thursday that he will return to the Gators for his sixth and final season of eligibility.

Mertz's social media post was tagged #UnfinishedBusiness.

Mertz started 11 games this season for the Gators after transferring from Wisconsin, throwing for 2,903 yards with 20 touchdowns and three interceptions while completing 72.9% of his passes. He missed the season finale against Florida State after injuring his collarbone the previous week in a loss to Missouri.

His return gives the Gators a veteran presence in the quarterback room, with the addition of freshman five-star quarterback D.J. Lagway expected on national signing day, Dec. 20. Lagway, the No. 16-ranked prospect in the 2024 ESPN 300, has been committed to Florida since last December.