Quarterback Travis Lulay to start for B.C. Lions against Bombers

Veteran quarterback Travis Lulay will start Saturday against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, less than a year after tearing his ACL.

The move means that Jonathon Jennings, has been benched, at least for now. Jennings has struggled to begin the season, managing just 487 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in three games and was 15-for-24 passing for 105 yards in a loss to Winnipeg last week.

With the Lions at 1-2, last place in the West Division, there was pressure on B.C. to start the 34-year-old Lulay who suffered a season-ending ACL injury last September against the Montreal Alouettes. After Lulay was hurt last year, Jennings went 1-6 as a starter. He’s played 10 seasons for B.C., passing for 18,858 yards, 114 touchdowns against 64 interceptions with a 63.9 completion rate and 94.2 QB rating.

The Lions also made a couple of other interesting roster moves: defensive back Marcell Young, who has also struggled for much of the season, has been replaced by Winston Rose in the starting line up and receiver Kevin Elliott will make his B.C. debut.


18 Comments on Quarterback Travis Lulay to start for B.C. Lions against Bombers

  1. TouchDownBC // July 13, 2018 at 12:19 pm //

    Welcome back Travis! Leos shouls lean on the run gane to ease him back into action

  2. Hope the team rallies behind Lulay and give him time to operate.

  3. Blue rules // July 13, 2018 at 1:14 pm //

    Wish Lulay good health. Please take your time getting back on track, like about 3 & 1/2 quarters.

  4. Stampeding // July 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm //

    Good luck Travis
    Go get the win!

  5. I know that he gives the Leos a better chance but just hope that he isn’t being rushed into starting too soon. May take a bit of time for him to get up to speed and fully feel comfortable on the field again. Practice is one thing – a game against the Bombers is something else entirely.

    • Paul Bomber // July 13, 2018 at 1:35 pm //

      Second your thoughts on not rushing him!
      Especially against the Blue (and I’d say the same thing about Calgary) …. lots of up front pressure – that ACL will get a work-out!

    • they had no choice just cuz if the lions lose this game, they will fall too far behind in the west especially if sask wins as well as deadmonton, which no one wnats deadmonton to win 🙂

  6. Keyser Söze // July 13, 2018 at 1:38 pm //

    So does Bighill take it easy or end Lulay’s career? Should be fun to watch.

  7. Great news… just hope the O-line can protect this guy. Or our season is over.

  8. Blue rules // July 13, 2018 at 1:51 pm //

    Nobody should take it easy, that said I hope Lulay is recovered from the ACL injury not forced to come back early, if so that would be the cause of reinjuring Lulay. No cheap shots on either QB.

  9. buono better keep this a clean game after the threats hes made, i wish nothing but the best for lulay he reminds me of buck pierce at 34 he tried to make a comeback from a concussion but coudlnt quite ever get over it, I dont like the lions but Lulay is probs the classiest qb in the cfl bar none. i dont want to see him come back too soon.

  10. MR. Green // July 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm //

    Lulay is smart and as long as he protects the ball, this game can be won, even if they don’t pile on the yards. BC D needs to make some plays. I thnk this will be a good game. If BC wins, it sure tightens up the West.

  11. He’s gonna be rusty… Jeremiah Johnson will need to have a strong running game. Lulay can really work himself into a game – smart QB. He can adjust to different defences really well. Doesn’t have a big arm, but he can definitely keep defences on their heels. GO LIONS!

  12. Unlikely Lulay would be medically cleared if his knee wasn’t ready. I wish him all the best. Fantastic QB and classy athlete.

  13. Evil Empire // July 13, 2018 at 4:59 pm //

    I hope Wally, and Lulay know what they’re doing. I hope he’s 100%.

  14. Dundas dude // July 13, 2018 at 6:33 pm //

    Good for him. I noticed his value on tsn fantasy football went up from $1500 (some ridiculously low value) to around $5k on the announcement. He’s a great player, but it’s gonna be tough for B.C. to protect him against a relentless Bomber D.

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