Like many CFL fans, I am happily watching Nathan Rourke performing at a very high level!
He has 2906 passing yards and 23 TD passes in only 8 games. Could he possibly beat Flutie's single season records of 6619 passing yards and 48 passing TDs?
I think he's got a decent shot at some of Flutie's records. Early in the season, we wondered how he'd deal with adversity. He's dealt with some adversity very well. Now, I wonder how he'll deal with colder weather on the road.
His emergence has added a fun--and unexpected--storyline to follow this season. I seem to recall one poster predicting that Isaac Harker would be the best QB on the Lions roster this year. I don't think anyone thought Rourke would be this good.
A well measured response. Rourke is the real thing for sure but we’ll see how things go come late season. He got schooled by Zach in their only head to head, but he could certainly do better next time with more experience. Sadly their two remaining games could be meaningless so only a playoff rematch may be able to show how good Rourke really is.
It did appear that Winnipeg and BC playing twice late in the season would not have attracted much attention before the season started. You are correct in that exactly no one predicted the rise of both Rourke and BC. This type of pleasant surprise doesn’t come around too often.
Yes we have the advantage there in addition to the extra byes as BC needs to win the two games in hand just to get one game behind us and then will probably have to win both against us and they also play Calgary twice more. Nevertheless, it’s starting to look more and more like those games might be meaningful when that wasn’t the take when the schedule came out.
I'd have to say it's possible. Rourke CAN pass any QB in this league under the table. I've seen him put up amazing numbers but IMHO he needs to be let off the leash. During that stunning comeback against Calgary he was a different quarterback in the final quarter. It could be that once his back was up against the wall his super powers awakened. You know what they say... NEVER bet against the cornered rat.
Put Nathan Rourke into 'emergency mode' from start to finish and I think there's a chance he'll blow the doors off of every defense he faces. Even ours. Then we'll see some passing records fall.
I'm going to say indeed he has a good chance to keep it up.
There are reasons he's drawing NFL interest already.
I suppose I need to study the highlights more closely, but I don't think there is a quarterback in the league with that quick and short of a release for such an accurate ball right now. It's beautiful to watch him throw.
It truly is a thing of beauty to see him passing, & with over a 80% completion rate, that's insane. I keep wondering when I'm going to wake up. I have a deep rooted paranoia that this just can't last, I don't deserve it.