Quarterback Saskatchewan Roughriders
November 20, 2017 Brandon Bridge News
RotoWire Fantasy Analysis
Bridge completed 11 of 21 passes for 141 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 25-21 Eastern Final loss to the Argonauts. He also rushed twice for 43 yards and completed a two-point conversion pass.
As was often the case in the latter half of the regular season, Bridge was summoned from the bench when Kevin Glenn couldn't get the Roughriders offense going. He unsurprisingly proved to be a spark, leading the team to its only touchdown drive of the day. Bridge first entered the game with 10:32 remaining in the second quarter, but his best stretch of play came early in the fourth, when he completed a 35-yard pass to Duron Carter and also broke off a game-high 36-yard scamper. He capped the drive off with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Carter, becoming the first Canadian quarterback to throw a touchdown in a divisional playoff game since 1968. Bridge subsequently led Saskatchewan on another successful march that culminated in a 28-yard Tyler Crapigna field goal with 4:44 remaining. Although the Roughriders' defense ultimately couldn't stop Ricky Ray from crafting a game-winning drive, Bridge certainly did his part to give his team a chance to advance to the Grey Cup. Looking ahead to 2018, Bridge figures to warrant serious consideration for the top quarterback job given his performance this season (1,236 yards and 10:4 TD:INT in part-time duty), and would likely be the presumed favorite for the job if Glenn hangs up the cleats.