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How Sold Are You On The Bombers’ Quarterback Situation?

By now, maybe some of the hype was worn off since the Bombers signed Chris Streveler (that is until he absolutely trucks a guy in the 2024 season).

But here is where the Bombers sit right now. They have Zach Collaros, who is not getting any younger but has shown that he can still compete AND win at a very consistent level! (The one concern may be the 2023 TD/INT.)

The Bombers also have ‘Streveler the Leveler’! I suspect the Bombers brought him back to take some hits off of Zach (they signed Streveler before they knew if Oliveira was back for the 2024 season). Yet, for all his passion, great running ability, and his skillset that changes the game…Streveler is not a bona fide passing quarterback. Come on; don’t act surprised! Maybe the only surprise is that I said the quiet part out loud. I can assure you, the Bombers did not sign Streveler to be their next precision passing quarterback.

So that actually raises an issue; a problem if you will. Who do the Bombers start if Collaaros can’t start? Do you go with Streveler? How many games will he win you as the starting quarterback.

The Bombers lost both Prukop and Brown. Prukop to the Lions and Dru Brown to the Redblacks. As a result they signed Erick Barriere. While he has a fabulous college career, that does not always translate into a good CFL career.

And look, Barriere may turn out to be a great quarterback…but what does it say when they don’t even have a picture of him almost 3 months after being signed?

I don’t know. Yes, it is early April. Am I being overly pessimistic about the Bombers’ current quarterback situation?

Let me know in the comments wherever you are reading this.

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  1. Klaus Link

    April 6, 2024 at 11:07 pm

    Pessimist. You will live to eat those thoughts. Streveler stuck it out for two seasons in the NFL and also filled in well when needed in his previous stay with the
    Bombers. They lost their other backup quaterbacks because they wanted more playing time. Understand that you cannot pay three quarterbacks that could likely start for other teams.

  2. Mike

    April 7, 2024 at 3:02 pm

    Article is ridiculous.

  3. Penny

    April 7, 2024 at 7:28 pm

    Totally agree, although we can always hope Strevy got better! We should be good this year with an outstanding running game, and as long as Zachary is well protected.

  4. Elliot Banman

    April 8, 2024 at 12:16 am

    Concerns at QB are warranted.

  5. Jamie Lauber

    April 8, 2024 at 8:50 am

    I don’t think the Fans or Bombers have anything to worry about. In fact, I think the Bombers have the best 1-2 punch at QB headed into the 2024 season (That’s just my personal opinion tho). Look Strev has really grown as a person and even a QB in general the past 5 years since he’s been gone. I’m sure his arm is stronger his passing I’m sure is much better time will tell I guess but I really don’t think we need to worry if (Knock on Wood) something were to happen to Zach and Strev would have to start at some point during the season. 🤷‍♂️

  6. yuwana kho

    April 8, 2024 at 3:17 pm

    Streveler looks fluffy and soft. Most guys are in the gym, bulking up and getting in shape.
    He’s focused on his insta and other social media. Doesn’t seem too invested and or hungry for the game. His pay is way too high aswell.

  7. EW

    April 10, 2024 at 5:38 pm

    A QB’s arm doesn’t get better sitting on the bench or wearing the Red no contact jersey. His last season in the CFL he threw for 8 TD’s vs 14 INT’s. No one offered him starter money. There is no compelling reason to think Streveler is going to be a capable passer all of a sudden. As for Zach, collapses late by the D & O the past 2 Grey Cups is not a good sign. His playoff stats have been mediocre as per a previous article on this site.

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