Mike Sherman names Drew Willy Alouettes starting QB

Montreal Alouettes head coach Mike Sherman has anointed Drew Willy as the No. 1 quarterback in La Belle Province.

Willy played in 12 games with the Alouettes in 2017, starting two, passing for 547 yards and one touchdown. He re-signed with the Als in the off-season and beat out second-year pivot Matthew Shiltz for the starting job. Shiltz or Antonio Pipkin didn’t play in Montreal’s pre-season finale due to physical setbacks.

Willy was acquired by Toronto via trade in September 2016 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. After the Argos got Willy he played in four games completing 77 of 113 passes for 681 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He did not even dress in the Argos final pre-season game in 2017 and was released, but signed with Montreal.

While with the Bombers, Willy made 28 starts completing 513-of-781 passes (65.7 per cent) for 6,385 yards, 31 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. The University of Buffalo product began his CFL career with Saskatchewan in 2012 and he was traded to Winnipeg on February 2014.

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