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Dominique Davis Finds a Home in Montreal for 2022

Dominique Davis brings his talents to Montreal heading into his 7th CFL season having been released by the Redblacks. The Redblacks had 3 different QB’s start games in 2022 and none of them played well. Davis being the veteran of the group was released as Ottawa sought out a better solution going forward. Davis will compete with Vernon Adams for the starting job in 2022 as it stands.

Following the signing of Davis, Montreal decided to release Matt Shiltz. Opening up a clear roster spot for Davis meaning worst case scenario he will be the backup. This is the perfect scenario for Davis who likely would have been no more than a backup in 2022 had Ottawa retained him. Instead he finds a team willing to at least consider him as a starter, even if he is a tremendous underdog in the competition.

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The Montreal Allouettes have signed QB Dominique Davis for the 2022 season

The former Atlanta Falcons, and Tennessee Titans QB originally joined the CFL in 2016. He was signed by Winnipeg behind starter Matt Nichols and backup Drew Willy. He would stay with the Blue Bombers for just two seasons, experiencing a playoff run both times. In 2016 they were knocked out of the playoffs by BC, in 2017 again losing in the first round of the playoffs this time to Edmonton. 

QB Dominique Davis during his two season stint as a backup with the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL

In 2018 he joined Ottawa he went on to start a total of 12 games over the next seasons. He has completed 62.8% of his passes for 3,471 yards or 7.3 yards per attempt. However he tosses just 11 tds to 19 ints, adding another 94 carries for 288 yards and 13 tds on the ground. 

QB Dominique Davis spent the last four seasons in Ottawa with the Redblacks

Davis brings experience but lacks much time as a starter. I would place him as the under dog in 2022 for the starting role, especially given his background with tossing interceptions. What Vernon Adams lacks in size he makes up in big plays having averaged over 9 yards per attempt in 2019, and over 8 yards per attempt in 2021 while maintaining a 2-1 td ratio. Adams also doesn’t give up much in the way of mobility to Davis. Having rushed for around 300 yards in back to back years and ran for 12 tds a year ago. However Davis might still see starts even as a back-up given Adams is recovering from a shoulder injury that allowed Trever Harris to see time in a total of 10 games in 2021. Harris and fellow back-up Matt Shiltz are gone going into 2022 leaving just Davis, and Shea Patterson having any CFL experience behind Adams.

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