Quarterback controversies are always entertaining.
Everybody loves debating who should be the starting quarterback. In Saskatchewan, it’s often said the Roughriders’ backup quarterback is the team’s most popular player.
That may be why there’s some public support to replace veteran QB Kevin Glenn with backup Brandon Bridge, who came into Saturday’s game in the second quarter and beat the home-town Toronto Argonauts 27-24. Especially impressive was an 11-play drive to set up a last-minute, game-winning field goal.
Afterwards, head coach Chris Jones calmly explained that Glenn would remain as the Riders’ starter. That’s the right move.
Although Glenn has struggled since hurting his throwing hand in early September, he’s the team’s unquestioned leader and a primary reason why its record has improved to 8-6.
Jones’ decision may not please everyone outside the team’s locker room, but it will be accepted by the people who matter — the players inside the locker room.