Mike Reilly shaves beard following Lions 0-2 start

Mike Reilly looks like a new man.

The B.C. Lions multi-million dollar quarterback is clean shaven.

That quite a change in facial hair from training camp and the first two games of the season – both losses.


Screengrab courtesy BC Lions

Reilly has been sacked a league-high eight times in two games with seven of those quarterback takedowns happening against his former team the Edmonton Eskimos in a disappointing Week 2 loss. For the Lions to be successful with their current roster, Reilly has to be insulated and given the required time to develop a rapport with his targets.

By luck of beard hairs the veteran pivot is hoping to change the fortunes of his team. If Reilly got rid of the facial hair, does that mean head coach DeVone Claybrooks should straighten his hat until the Lions are out of the funk?

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