Canadian QB Tre Ford named CFL’s player of the month by PFF

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Canadian quarterback Tre Ford has been named the CFL’s player of the month by Pro Football Focus (PFF).

Ford started three games for the Elks this month and received a PFF grade of 91.7. He completed 76.9 percent of his passes for 680 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception and ran the ball 20 times for 184 yards and two rushing touchdowns. He set new career-highs this past week in a 30-20 win over the Ottawa Redblacks, passing for 317 yards and rushing for 74 yards.

The offensive honourable mentions were B.C. quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (90.6) and Toronto quarterback Chad Kelly (87.1).

The top defensive performer of the month was Montreal Alouettes’ defensive back Marc-Antoine Dequoy with a grade of 90.2. He recorded 13 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one pass knockdown, and one touchdown over four games, helping the Als go 3-1.

The defensive honourable mentions were Toronto defensive back Jamal Peters (80.5) and Montreal defensive back Reggie Stubblefield (80.2).

The Edmonton Elks had the highest-graded offensive line this month with a group grade of 81.0. Right guard Tomas Jack-Kurdyla was the top individual performer at 72.5, followed by right tackle Brett Boyko at 67.8 and left tackle Martez Ivey at 66.9. The Elks went 2-1 in August after opening the season with an 0-8 record in June and July.

The top-graded players from each position were as follows for the month of August.

  • QB | Tre Ford | Edmonton Elks | 91.7
  • RB | AJ Ouellette | Toronto Argonauts | 84.1
  • REC | DaVaris Daniels | Toronto Argonauts | 77.9
  • OL | Brandon Revenberg | Hamilton Tiger-Cats | 76.4
  • DL | Anthony Lanier II | Saskatchewan Roughriders | 79.3
  • LB | Tyrell Richards | Montreal Alouettes | 77.5
  • DB | Marc-Antoine Dequoy | Montreal Alouettes | 90.2
  • K/P | Brett Lauther | Saskatchewan Roughriders | 88.9
  • ST | Gary Johnson Jr. | Ottawa REDBLACKS | 91.7

The CFL partnered with PFF for the first time ahead of the 2023 season. The American company uses game footage to review every player on the field and grades their individual performances on a scale from zero to 100.

The league unveils the top-graded players from PFF each week. Offensive and defensive players must play a minimum of 25 snaps to be eligible and special teams players must play at least 10. Ties are broken by the number of snaps played.

Courtesy: CFL