Zach Collaros is a CFL quarterback from Steubenville, Ohio. He joined Toronto in 2012 as a backup and started several games the next season when Ricky Ray was hurt. He joined the Tiger-Cats in 2014, replacing Henry Burris as our starting QB. We made it to the Grey Cup that year but lost to Calgary.
In 2015 Collaros was having a very strong season with Hamilton until he got hurt in the 12th game. He did not return until partway through the 2016 season. That year we made the playoffs but lost in the semi-final.
Collaros was the Ticats' starting QB at the beginning of the 2017. The team lost its first 8 games, and then June Jones replaced Kent Austin as head coach. Jones benched Collaros and started Jeremiah Masoli for the final 10 games, during which the team went 6-4, but still missed the playoffs. Between the end of 2016 and the start of 2017, the team lost 12 consecutive games that Collaros started.
In early 2018 Hamilton traded Collaros to Saskatchewan. He is expected to start his first game for the Roughriders tonight against Toronto. Some people expect him to do well this season with his new team. Some others do not. Some feel he is still an elite CFL quarterback who can regain his 2015 form in the right set of circumstances. Others do not. Some feel we did the right thing in trading him. Others do not.
Let's keep all Collaros discussion in this thread!
Actually, while I son't htink the Saskie OL offers the greatest protection compared to some others, it IS better than what he had to work with early in the season last year. It looks like he's starting to get some of his mojo back. Happy for him - especially since they're playing the blew team!