Quarterback Troubles in the CFL
The Canadian Football League has always had a plethora of quarterback talent. From Moon to Austin to McManus to Calvillo, the passers in this league have always been the stars.
In 2014, the only quarterback to play all eighteen games was Ottawa’s Henry Burris. Is this year going to be much of the same?
How about Montreal’s backup Dan LeFevour?
Injured #Als' QB Dan LeFevour is at practice - with his left arm in a sling. Poor guy lasted two plays. Now he's out for year.— Herb Zurkowsky (@HerbZurkowsky1) June 29, 2015
On to Edmonton...
INJURY UPDATE: Medical tests confirm extent of QB Mike Reilly’s knee injury. Est. recovery time is approx.10-12 weeks http://t.co/uU7bZ95x8y— Edmonton Eskimos (@EdmontonEsks) June 30, 2015
...and in Regina...
#riders confirm Darian Durant suffered a ruptured achilles tendon and will be out for the remainder of the 2015 season.— Sask. Roughriders (@sskroughriders) June 28, 2015
The replacements in Edmonton and Saskatchewan are rather underwhelming: Matt Nichols is in for Reilly and Kevin Glenn is in for Durant.
If there’s one positive we can take away from this, Brandon Bridge could be Montreal’s Week 2 starter and become the first Canadian quarterback to start a CFL regular season game since 1996 – but the negatives may define the position all year…
– written by Travis Currah