My QBs ranking 1/3 through 2022 season

I think that Fajardo is actually better than his record shows. The Riders have absolutely NO o-line. Put him on the Bombers where he would not be running for his life after 1.5 seconds and I would bet his numbers would leap.

Ranking QB's can be very misleading as they do not all have the same opportunities to excel. A poor o-line destroys your career and a great o-line makes you shine (Bo-Levi is a case in point)

I'd have ranked Fajardo higher in 2019 and 2021. His damaged knee is holding him back. That embarrassing bad offensive line isn't helping either.

Its a small thing I know, but I feel compelled to point out that this week Harris did a little better against the top team than Mitchell did against the bottom team.

Here are the QB stats after Week 10. Rourke is running away with the stats, but Collaros has the experience (and excellent stats).

After the top 2, there are a bunch on about the same level.

1 2022 ROURKE, Nathan BC 8 226 282 80.1 2906 23 8 127.2 2.8 10.3
2 2022 COLLAROS, Zach WPG 10 194 278 69.8 2455 18 8 106.6 2.9 8.8
3 2022 BETHEL-THOMPSON, Mcleod TOR 8 186 267 69.7 2230 10 6 98.1 2.2 8.4
4 2022 EVANS, Dane HAM 8 188 279 67.4 2229 10 10 88.5 3.6 8.0
5 2022 HARRIS, Trevor MTL 8 155 229 67.7 1940 7 7 91.2 3.1 8.5
6 2022 MITCHELL, Bo Levi CGY 8 151 245 61.6 1861 9 4 90.5 1.6 7.6
7 2022 FAJARDO, Cody SSK 8 147 218 67.4 1786 10 7 94.3 3.2 8.2
8 2022 ARBUCKLE, Nick OTT 6 92 139 66.2 1125 2 10 65.8 7.2 8.1
9 2022 MASOLI, Jeremiah OTT 4 84 126 66.7 1083 2 2 92.1 1.6 8.6
10 2022 EVANS, Caleb OTT 5 79 126 62.7 910 4 4 81.8 3.2 7.2
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It’s always frustrating that they list the QB’s by yardage, which can be especially skewed if one or another has played more or less games.

Looking at the more meaningful QB rating, Rourke and Zach are deservedly 1-2 but I am surprised to see MacBeth a solid #3. My eye test would have said otherwise. My eye test is correct on Bo, however, who is solidly entrenched in the bottom half.

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Yeah, Bo is not making accurate passes the way he used to. But at least this season he has limited his INTs. I would probably rank him 4th in the league right now, after Rourke, Collaros, and Fajardo. I'd probably list Masoli ahead of Bo too, if he were healthy and playing.

Oh, and here's the ranking of starting QBs by efficiency:

1 2022 ROURKE, Nathan BC 8 226 282 80.1 2906 23 8 127.2 2.8 10.3
2 2022 COLLAROS, Zach WPG 10 194 278 69.8 2455 18 8 106.6 2.9 8.8
3 2022 BETHEL-THOMPSON, Mcleod TOR 8 186 267 69.7 2230 10 6 98.1 2.2 8.4
4 2022 SHILTZ, Matt HAM 1 14 19 73.7 176 1 1 97.7 5.3 9.3
5 2022 FAJARDO, Cody SSK 8 147 218 67.4 1786 10 7 94.3 3.2 8.2
6 2022 HARRIS, Trevor MTL 7 137 199 68.8 1670 7 6 93.6 3.0 8.4
7 2022 MASOLI, Jeremiah OTT 4 84 126 66.7 1083 2 2 92.1 1.6 8.6
8 2022 MITCHELL, Bo Levi CGY 8 151 245 61.6 1861 9 4 90.5 1.6 7.6
9 2022 EVANS, Dane HAM 8 188 279 67.4 2229 10 10 88.5 3.6 8.0
10 2022 EVANS, Caleb OTT 4 77 120 64.2 852 4 3 85.8 2.5 7.1
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Bo is low. Is it time to fight fire with fire? Should the Stamps switch to the young guy... 'Jake Maier'... to beat the other young guy... 'Nathan Rourke'?

Maybe. The Stamps play Toronto and Winnipeg next. I'd be very tempted to give Maier at least a few series in those games unless BLM is completing 70%+ of his passes and putting together decent drives.

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I'm sure that Dave Dickenson will be tempted to make the switch if Bo struggles. I wonder if he'd have to clear it with John Hufnagel. There may be some underlying season long strategy that we're not aware of.

Dickenson has been reluctant to move away from Bo, even though it is apparent to most, including many Stampeder faithful, that he is past his best before date. If last night is any indication of what to expect from Bo in a clutch 4th quarter against a top rival, Maier is long overdue to play meaningful minutes, if not start. I don’t know about others, but I had no feeling Bo could score when needed last night while at the same time feeling Rourke could score whenever needed. A pick 6 and a return TD weren’t enough to mask their offensive shortcomings.

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not until BC is done playing Calgary.

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We're not the only ones to notice.

I have no idea what happened to the Stampeders’ passing game but for the last four games, something has been off.

Through the first four games of the year, Mitchell averaged a 69 percent completion rate and 278 yards passing. In the next four games, we’ve seen a 52 percent rate and 187 yards on average.

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Basicly they all suck except Rourke and Colaros.
We are a Simoni Marino hit away on Colaros from having no capable QBs next season
As for Rourke, if he was smart, he would secretly get a hand shake deal with an NFL team, now, with a signing bonus, and tben fake an injury and sit the rest if the season out. I cringe every time he is sacked or pressured, at the thought of how much money ge could potentially lose. That is why its an absolute joke that Marino wasnt givin a life suspension from the league.
Why would any qb come to the CFL, instead of the X OR USFL, if clowns are literally allowed to purposely try to end your career.
I really hope two Lions offensive lineman takes that PLAYER out on tbe very first play tbis week. Have Rourke just run out of bounds, and then one guy get in behind him and grab his plant leg, and another guy hit him right in the GOSH DARN knee.
If the CFLPA is going to protect this guy, then let the players take care of him.