Canadian QB Quinlan signs on with Alouettes | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League


MONTREAL -- McMaster University star Kyle Quinlan has signed with the Montreal Alouettes and will get a shot at becoming a rare Canadian to play quarterback in the CFL.

General manager Jim Popp said Friday details were being finalized on a two-year contract with Quinlan, The 23-year-old won the 2012 Hec Crighton Trophy as the top player in Canadian university football.

Quinlan and quarterback Kyle Graves of Acadia attended the Alouettes training camp in May but were cut.

Popp said Quinlan may have been brought back to Montreal at the end of this season had he not been tied up leading McMaster to a second straight Vanier Cup final.

When asked if Quinlan would be given a chance to make the team as a quarterback, Popp said "100 per cent."

Montreal drafted former University of Montreal quarterback Marc-Olivier Brouillette in 2010 but he has made his career as a linebacker and special-teams player.

The Calgary Stampeders have Canadian Brad Sinopoli has their third-string quarterback.

If Quinlan makes the team it he would not be likely to play right away.

Alouettes' starter Anthony Calvillo will return for a 20th CFL season, but free agent backup Adrian McPherson, is not expected back. Montreal also has quarterback Josh Nieswander.

Fan Comments
Canadian running backs have cracked the top spots, maybe it's Canadian qbs next. It'd be great to see.
December 21, 2012 - 6:50pm
als rule
canadian QBs broke the top spots: russ jackson(ottawa), don getty(edmonton), frank consentino(hamilton), bill robinson(ottawa), guthrie(BC)(can't remember his first name), luc tousissant(montreal concordes), gerry dattillo(montreal alouettes), nobby w(toronto)(can't spell his last name) and on and on!! the 9 CFL's HCs and GMs thru the years are the ones who slammed the door firmly shut and WE as CFL fans stood by and allowed it!!
December 22, 2012 - 5:46pm
Glad to see Quinlan getting a chance to compete for a QB spot in the CFL, regardless of which team he is with.
December 21, 2012 - 12:41pm
als rule
yeah right!!
December 21, 2012 - 8:39pm
als rule
no surprise the als re-signed him!! good show!! take that TFmcb!!
December 21, 2012 - 11:30am
Would love to see Quinlan in black and gold but the TiCats do have rights to Plesius and Gascon-Nadon from Laval!
December 21, 2012 - 6:40pm
als rule
good luck with them in your '13 TC!!
December 22, 2012 - 5:29pm