Sack the idea that the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ quarterbacks aren’t capable of great things in 2014.
“I’ll take our group of quarterbacks up against any group of quarterbacks in the league,” Ticats head coach Kent Austin said on Wednesday.
“I think our quarterbacks are a pretty talented group. We’ll see if they can play, but they are physically talented.”
Zach Collaros, of course, is the source of Austin’s bold statement as training camp ends. Collaros will start against his former team, the Argonauts, on Thursday at Varsity Stadium in the pre-season finale for both teams.
There never was the sense in camp that Collaros would be anything other than the No. 1 quarterback, certainly not after he signed a three-year contract with Hamilton in January. The expectation is that Collaros will play at least the first half against the Argos, if not more, and at some point be relieved by Stephen McGee.