Argos QB Harris ready on standby

Argonauts backup QB hopeful Trevor Harris unloads a pass during yesterday's rookie camp drills at...

Argonauts backup QB hopeful Trevor Harris unloads a pass during yesterday's rookie camp drills at York University. (Craig Robertson, Toronto Sun)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 9:59 PM ET

Trevor Harris will have a chance to be this year’s version of Zach Collaros.

 

In a perfect world, there wouldn’t be any need to establish a bona fide replacement for Ricky Ray, but the incumbent starting QB isn’t getting any younger and his first two seasons in Toronto both involved injuries.

Ray’s shoulder setback forced the Argos to turn to Collaros, who more than capitalized on his moment, helping the team wrap up first place in the East before ultimately signing a free-agent deal with the Ticats, who have anointed him as their new face of the franchise.

Harris has not yet been anointed as Ray’s backup by head coach Scott Milanovich, but he will get every shot to assume that role.

A few weeks ago, Milanovich reviewed every snap Harris has taken as an Argo. He liked what he saw, but then again, he’s always liked the way Harris plays the position and how he conducts himself.

It really came down to a gut call last season when Milanovich had


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