Nick Arbuckle wants to be a starting quarterback in the CFL

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If a No. 1 quarterback role is presented to Nick Arbuckle he won’t be back in Calgary.

“That’s the goal. As long as, hopefully, other teams see (what he did this summer) and somebody wants to give me an opportunity to start somewhere,” Arbuckle told Postmedia’s Danny Austin.

The third-year CFLer didn’t play a down in 2017, saw limited action during the 2018 season, but started in 2019 after Bo Levi Mitchell suffered a pectoral injury.

Arbuckle posted a 4-3 win-loss record during his seven-game stint while Mitchell healed. He completed 174-of-238 passes for 2,103 yards with 11 touchdowns against five interceptions and ran 27 times for 76 yards and four majors.

“I thought I did pretty well, and there’s thing I can improve on, but I thought I was getting better the more I played. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to play more in the league,” Arbuckle said.

Arbuckle might be the most intriguing pending free agent quarterback because of being young and developing under the tutelage of Dave Dickenson.