Just thought I'd make a thread about the state of the #2 QBs in our league....and how it seems everyone but Calgary doesn't seem to have a proven good backup. Your thoughts?
Calgary - Kevin Glenn - He is a proven veteran of starter quality, and seems to finally be at the point where the good outweighs the bad. He's not a stallion of a QB but he can get the job done if the rest of the team carries him that extra mile. Without a doubt, the single best backup in the league right now and frankly he could start for Edmonton or Winnipeg in my eyes right now (although I don't think Winnipeg would want him given his history there).
Montreal - Quinton Porter - Has had ample starts, and ample opportunities in Hamilton and has shown to be an excellent running QB but VERY prone to throwing picks. I will say, switching teams is pretty much the best thing he could do for his career, as most the people I know in the Hammer wanted the Porter experiment to end two years ago and a fresh start under AC might be just the thing to set him to follow in AC's footsteps. It could also be more of the same though. As a side note, anyone who is thinking Kyle Quinlan is CFL ready, I'm bursting your bubble. Quinlan is an excellent athlete and has potential to go far, but he has habits (such as following a receiver and running VERY aggressively) that won't aid him in the professional stage.
Hamilton - Dan LeFevour - Apart from a couple impressive displays of long ball throwing last year's pre-season we know next to nothing about how he will handle himself as a starter. It's a huge question mark for Hamilton, especially given Burris's habit of diving forward on runs.
Toronto, BC, Saskchewan, Edmonton - I don't even know who their backup QBs are, and that should be concerning. They are all never started, barely played guys, which leaves these teams all one injury away from offensive collapse.
Winnipeg - Buck Pierce and Alex Brink - While it's clear Buck is the better QB, we all know how beat up he has been and there is a question as to how much mileage is left on him. It's looking like 2011 may have been his swan song, and Brink has show flashes of brilliance but also complete collapses. I'm 80% Buck is getting the start, but at what point do you accept that Brink is the possible QB of the future for the team?