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Is Trevor Harris The Man In Montreal?

The Montreal Alouettes sit 5 – 7 and 1 game back of first place in the East Division following Friday’s thumping of the BC Lions. Thanks to the Tiger-Cats & REDBLACKS both floundering the Alouettes are almost a lock to make the playoffs. The man behind Montreal’s success? None other than 36 year old veteran quarterback Trevor Harris.

Harris has turned back the clock this season and shown once again why he was once considered a star in the CFL. In addition to having 16/23, 163 yard performance on Friday night he has had a bounce back campaign since coming over from the Edmonton Elks. Harris struggled with the Elks in 2021 but this season he has thrown 2741 yards in 12 games to go along with his 13 passing touchdowns and 132 rushing yards. While these numbers likely won’t win Harris the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award these numbers have helped give the Alouettes consistency at football’s most important position. 

Trevor Harris’ play this season allowed the Alouettes to trade Vernon Adams Jr. to the BC Lions on August 31st. The trade gave the Alouettes a valuable first round pick in the 2023 draft and cemented Harris as the Alouettes present and likely future quarterback. The trade was also a cost cutting move since Vernon Adams Jr. was making a team high $400,000+ this season versus Harris’ $130,000 contract he signed this past February. 

The question becomes though at age 36 how long will Trevor Harris be able to be the man in Montreal? The Alouettes only other quarterback with any real CFL experience is failed REDBLACKS quarterback Dominique Davis. A player who has thrown nearly twice as many interceptions in the CFL as he has thrown touchdowns. So, it doesn’t appear like Harris will be dethroned anytime soon as the man in Montreal.

Matt Carter grew up in Eastern Canada and loves all things football. He is an avid fan of the CFL, NFL and NCAA.

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