It's the biggest question in Saskatchewan right now, who will be starting at quarterback for the Roughriders on Friday night when they open their season against the Toronto Argonauts.

The Riders have two capable players at the quarterback position with Zach Collaros and Brandon Bridge. Head coach Chris Jones doesn't plan on revealing which one of them will be starting for team ahead of Friday's game.

"I've known for two weeks how we're going to play, but I ain't telling y'all until we get ready to play," Jones told reporters on Tuesday. "Why would I give something like that up to our opponent where they could know exactly what we're going to do, doesn't make good sense. 

"I know how we're going to play, our quarterback know how we're going to play and you'll find out when we play the game exactly how they play."

Collaros, who took the majority of the first team snaps on day one of practice Monday, said he would be preparing the same whether he's starting or not.

"I'm just going out and practicing every day and trying to get better every day," said Collaros.

"You just have to worry about what you're doing personally and if you do that, your teammates see that and follow you and whoever is out there will follow you."

Both Collaros and Bridge struggled in limited action during the final preseason game last Friday. Collaros said they need to get better at the details coming out of that game.

"It's a process, it is every single year and we have to get better every single day," said Collaros. "The smallest details came really add up."

The Riders will kick-off against the Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium on Friday night at 7 p.m. to open the 2018 CFL season.

More Sports News

Slow Start Costs Warriors in Prince Albert

The Moose Jaw Warriors charged late to make it close but they couldn't fight their way back from an early deficit and lost 4-3 to the Prince Albert Raiders Monday at the Art Hauser Centre. The game…

Sutherby & Limpright Inducted into Warriors' Hall

For Brian Sutherby and Shawn Limpright, the best years of their hockey career were playing on a line together in Moose Jaw. On Friday night, Sutherby and Limpright were together again as they went…

Warriors Double Pats in Hall of Fame Game

The Moose Jaw Warriors' top line put together a big night to finish off Hall of Fame Weekend on Saturday night. 17-year-old Brayden Tracey led the Warriors with a goal and three points, Tristin…

Sask Wins Men’s Hockey Opener at CWG

Davidson's Nolan Allan scored his second of the game to lift Team Saskatchewan to a 4-3 overtime win over Team Alberta on the opening day of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. Moose Jaw's Kirk…

Generals Eliminated from Playoffs, Lose to Contacts

The playoff push is over for the Moose Jaw Generals after they gave up three third-period goals to the Saskatoon Contacts in 4-2 loss at Mosaic Place on Saturday. The loss eliminated the Generals…

Mullen Ready for Next Level at CWG

Moose Jaw's Kirk Mullen will be turning in his Prairie Hockey Academy blue for Team Saskatchewan's green this week. The local hockey player is suiting up for Saskatchewan in the men's hockey…

Riders Stay Busy in Free Agency

The Saskatchewan Roughriders made a huge free agent splash on Friday with the signing of receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux to a one-year contract. The two-time CFL all-star joins the Riders with four…

MJ’s Doyon Focused Heading into CWG

Moose Jaw's Marc-Andre Doyon wants to prove that he's among the country's best as he gets set for a big week ahead. Doyon will be representing Saskatchewan in long track speed skating at the 2019…

January’s High School Athletes of the Month

The top athletes in Moose Jaw high school sports in January were honoured recently by the Moose Jaw High School Athletic Association. Basketball player Logan Findlay picked up the honour for the…

Warriors Fall to Edmonton in Tight Contest

Three third-period goals lifted the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 3-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors in a Valentine's Day battle at Mosaic Place. "I don't think we worked without the puck," said Warriors…

DiscoverMooseJaw.com is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login