Chris Jones on Riders QBs: ‘they looked like me out there sometimes’

The third-string quarterback job in Saskatchewan is being hotly contested.

Zach Collaros and Brandon Bridge made the trip to Edmonton, but it was nothing more than a literal dress rehearsal – both were on the Commonwealth Stadium sideline in pads – for each signal caller.

David Watford started at QB playing the entire first half and finished 8-of-17 for 87 yards with one interception while guiding three field goal drives. Marquise Williams played the entire third quarter going 3-of-7 for 32 yards and one interception and was released on Monday by the Riders while B.J. Daniels came on for the final 15 minutes, connecting on 9-of-20 throws for 133 yards.

“Well, I thought we were a little bit inconsistent. There were flashes of really good things by all of them and then there were flashes of things like I told them [in the locker room] they looked like me out there sometimes, which is not a good thing,” Jones said after the game.

Jones noted Watford played against the Eskimos “A’ group defence for much of the time he was in the game. He wants to see the quarterbacks as a group protect the football better and get in and out of the huddle quicker. But there has been no established order among the three competing for the No. 3 QB spot.

“There’s not a magic formula. B.J. was in there against a lot of guys that nobody in the league knows their name either,” Jones said.

“You can kind of get misled sometimes because a guy hits a play here or there.”

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