It would appear as though the Saskatchewan Roughriders have their new starting quarterback!
It's not Brandon Bridge or James Franklin...but Zach Collaros. The Green and White acquired the 29-year-old Ohio native and U of Cincinnati product from Hamilton Wednesday morning for a second round pick, 10th overall, in the 2018 C-F-L Draft. Collaros started his C-F-L career with Toronto in 2012...where Riders G-M and head coach Chris Jones was the Argos defensive co-ordinator. Collaros was dealt to Hamilton in 2014, starting 43 of 53 games he suited up for. He missed a lot of the 2016 season due to injury and lost his starting job with the Tiger-Cats this past season to Jeremiah Masoli. Collaros' name started to come up as a possible member of the Green and White late in the 2017 season...after he lost his job to Masoli and when Kevin Glenn had troubles finishing games he started with the Riders. Following is the news release from the Riders...
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired international quarterback Zach Collaros from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in exchange for a second-round selection (10th overall) in the 2018 CFL Draft.
Collaros (6’0 – 219) is a veteran of six CFL seasons. After spending his first two with the Toronto Argonauts, Collaros was acquired by the Tiger-Cats in a January 2014 trade.
Over the last four seasons with the Ti-Cats, the 29-year-old Cincinnati product has completed 930 of 1,396 passes (66.6%) for 11,342 yards and 66 touchdowns in starting 43 of 53 regular-season games. He also started two playoff games and the 2014 Grey Cup.
Collaros was named the Tiger-Cats’ nominee as Most Outstanding Player in 2014 and 2015.
He won his first career Grey Cup in 2012 as a backup quarterback with Toronto.