The loudest sound at the Toronto Argos game Tuesday night wasn’t the sound system, the drums or the fans.
It was Ottawa Redblacks GM Marcel Desjardins hyperventilating while watching the Argos’ starting quarterback Zach Collaros.
The Redblacks will join the CFL next season and the expansion draft will be held on Dec. 12. Each existing CFL team is allowed to protect one quarterback, and the way Collaros played against the B.C. Lions on Tuesday, you know Desjardins has to be licking his chops.
Collaros was brilliant in his debut as a CFL starting quarterback, replacing the injured Ricky Ray, throwing for 253 yards, and three TDs, and rushed for 28 more, as the Argos hammered the B.C. Lions 38-12.
Then again, it has been an extraordinary week in the CFL for substitute QBs. Drew Willy of Saskatchewan Roughriders, in place of the injured Darian Durant, made his first CFL start on Saturday against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and completed 14-of-25 pass attempts for 269 yards.