I am glad to see the Eskimos give the kid the start. I think it adds a different look at starter but I also think that Nichols can be more of a threat off the bench. The simple fact however is if the Eskimos turn the ball over 8 times, who the starting quarterback is, is a moot point.
On another note, when Reilly returns, do the Eskimos carry 3 quarterbacks? There will be trade options available and if not for the fact that the Riders seemed poised to blow off the season, there may have been some interest there. Not having anything to play for makes it doubtful that the Riders will give up any talent to attract a quarterbacking prospect just to fill the void till Durant returns.