Pipkin remains starter ahead of Manziel at Alouettes practice

Antonio Pipkin continues to be the Alouettes No. 1 quarterback.

Pipkin has gone 2-1 as Montreal’s starter in the Als last three games throwing for 762 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions adding 127 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries. The 23-year-old’s ability to lead Montreal to consecutive victories has given the team reason to keep him as the starting quarterback.

That means Johnny Manziel is the backup. He started two games for Montreal – both losses, one in blowout fashion – where the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner threw for 272 yards and four interceptions and rushing five times for 40 yards. Manziel went through concussion protocol after his last start in Ottawa, but since returned and its second on the QB depth chart.

Pipkin has earned the opportunity purely based on the performance on the field, which is how it should be even though Manziel is a celebrity quarterback.

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