Cornish: Tate should be Stampeders starter

QB Drew Tate is running back Jon Cornish's pick to be the starter next season. (Stuart Dryden/QMI...

QB Drew Tate is running back Jon Cornish's pick to be the starter next season. (Stuart Dryden/QMI Agency/Files)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:32 AM ET

CALGARY - Jon Cornish has been envisioning the Calgary Stampeders offence in 2014.

It likely involves No. 9 handling a similar workload to the career-high 300 touches he was granted last season.

It also involves Drew Tate.

As the Stampeders murky quarterback situation hides under the veil of a long, wintry Calgary off-season, the CFL’s reigning Most Outstanding Player weighed in on who he thinks should be taking snaps when training camp breaks later this year.

“Drew Tate. I’ve said it for years — when Drew Tate is the quarterback, we win,” Cornish said when asked last week who he thinks will win the three-way battle under centre this spring. “When he’s able to finish games, we’re undefeated. Based off that, I’m 100%, Drew is my boy.”

Cornish is right.

When Tate gets the start and makes it through a full 60 minutes, the Stamps are 7-0 since October 2011 when he took the keys from a struggling Henry Burris.


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