Dan LeFevour to start at QB for Bombers against Stampeders

Dan LeFevour will indeed start at quarterback for Winnipeg against Calgary in Week 20, according to the legendary Bob Irving.

LeFevour – 2-5 as a starter in the CFL – takes the place of Matt Nichols who had started all 17 games for Winnipeg this season – and 30 in a row since taking over for Drew Willy in 2016 – and thrown for 4,472 yards with a league-best 28-8 TD-INT ratio in 2017.

Nichols hurt his calf on a non-contact play in the first quarter against the Lions and did not return. He was replaced by Dominique Davis and then LeFevour as the Bombers lost to B.C. in Week 19.

LeFevour has more experience than Davis, playing in 26 games through five seasons connecting on 222-of-334 attempts for 2,529 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, adding 903 rushing yards on 187 carries and 17 touchdowns on the ground.

A Bombers win in Calgary would give the franchise its first home playoff game since 2011, but they’ll have to do it without Nichols as LeFevour starts.