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QBs in a spotlight as new CFL deteriorate approaches

While many CFL teams enter a entrance deteriorate fast during quarterback, a integrate come into 2017 with a new demeanour underneath centre. Darian Durant changed from Regina to Montreal in a off-season, and in a arise of his depart a Saskatchewan Roughriders are branch to maestro Kevin Glenn to fill a void.

Here’s demeanour during a quarterbacks for a 9 CFL teams this season:

B.C. Lions: Jonathan Jennings had a breakthrough year as a starter final deteriorate with 5,226 flitting yards and 27 touchdowns, as good as 363 rushing yards. Now Travis Lulay, a 2011 CFL and Grey Cup diversion MVP who has had damage troubles in new seasons, serves as maybe a league’s best backup.

Calgary Stampeders: The 27-year-old Bo Levi Mitchell was a CFL’s MVP final season, completing 412 passes for 5,385 yards and 32 TDs. With Drew Tate relocating to Ottawa, Canadian Andrew Buckley has a shot during a backup pursuit after personification roughly wholly as a short-yardage QB. They also sealed Mitchell Gale, who played in Saskatchewan and Toronto final season.


Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell walks off a margin after losing final year’s Grey Cup to a Ottawa Redblacks. (Peter Power/The Canadian Press)

Edmonton Eskimos: Veteran Mike Reilly, entering his fifth deteriorate in Edmonton, started all 18 games in 2016, flitting for a career high 5,554 yards and 28 TDs. James Franklin earnings as a backup, though a Eskimos also sealed former Ottawa third stringer Danny O’Brien.

Saskatchewan Roughriders: Last year, maestro Glenn was brought in to stabilise Montreal’s quarterback position. Now, with Durant gone, Glenn has a same pursuit with a rebuilding Riders. Canadian Brandon Bridge could be a backup. Ex-NFL focus Vince Young’s quip has been compromised by a hamstring injury.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Matt Nicholls was eye-catching after holding over as a starter from Drew Willy final deteriorate as a Bombers finished a deteriorate on a 10-3 run. For a initial time in 7 seasons, Nichols will start as a starter. Dominique Davis is deliberate a backup, though he will be challenged by maestro Dan LeFevour.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats: The Ticats have a proven starter in Zach Collaros, who missed a start of final deteriorate with an damage though came behind to chuck for 2,938 yards in 10 appearances. Jeremiah Masoli went 3-3 as a starter in his absence. They combined former Argonaut Logan Kilgore for depth.


Toronto’s Ricky Ray was singular to only 9 games final year. (Mark Taylor/The Canadian Press)

Toronto Argonauts: Three-time Grey Cup leader Ricky Ray is approaching to develop underneath new manager Marc Trestman, though a 37-year-old was singular to 9 games final season. Ray is fourth in all-time CFL flitting with 54,883 yards though has struggled with injuries in new years. Willy gives him an gifted backup.

Ottawa Redblacks: Henry Burris late after heading a Redblacks to a Grey Cup, that left a starting pursuit open for a some-more than able deputy in Trevor Harris, who upheld for 3,301 yards and 16 TDs in 12 games final season. And they have a tip backup in Tate, himself a former CFL starter.

Montreal Alouettes: Durant felt neglected by Saskatchewan manager Chris Jones and now a two-time Grey Cup leader will try to make a Alouettes into contenders again. The signing of Durant, who has had damage difficulty in new seasons, put Vernon Adams’ ambitions on reason after heading a bar to 3 wins to finish a 2016 campaign. Ex-Ticat Jacory Harris is also in a picture.

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