Willy best debut by Bombers QB in last 20 years

Bombers quarterback Drew Willy threw for 309 yards on 19 completions in his debut Thursday night....

Bombers quarterback Drew Willy threw for 309 yards on 19 completions in his debut Thursday night. (KEVIN KING/QMI AGENCY)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:07 AM ET

Drew Willy on Thursday night became the 26th Bombers quarterback to make a start for the team in the last 20 years. None of the other 25 debut performances was better.

Does it mean Willy is destined to become the next Khari Jones or Kevin Glenn? Not necessarily, but more often than not anyone who started well for the Bombers went on to win a few games.

To put Willy’s heroics in perspective, we decided to take a look at each Bomber quarterback’s debut over the last 20 years. The first rule of having a successful start was winning, and we went from there.

Willy’s start was without a doubt the best debut by a Bombers quarterback since 1994, and here’s a look at the rest of them, from best to worst:

EXCELLENT, AND WON

1. Drew Willy (Thursday) — The organization’s new starter completed 19 of 27 attempts for 308 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in a 45-21 thumping of the Toronto Argonauts.


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