EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Eskimos will be looking towards 38-year-old Kerry Joseph to lead them under centre on Monday, as they get set to take on the Calgary Stampeders in Labour Day action.
Sunday, Esks Head Coach Kavis Reed announced that Joseph will get the start at QB in favour of Steven Jyles, who continues to nurse an ankle injury that forced him out of last week's game against the Toronto Argonauts.
"Coach (Kavis Reed) let the team know his decision and let everyone know what was going on," said Joseph, who last started a CFL game in 2009 when he was a member of the Toronto Argonauts.
"It's been a long time. That was in Toronto, so I forgot those (games). You know what? I'm just looking forward to the opportunity to take the field with my teammates against a good football team on a battleground that's pretty well known on Labour Day."
Joseph put together a solid performance in relief, completing 13 of his 20 passes for 169 yards, in addition to rushing for 44 yards and a touchdown, en-route to leading the Esks to a 26-17 win.
The 10-year veteran is 29 for 48 for 410 yards and two touchdowns so far this season as the Eskimos backup pivot.
This will be Joseph’s first start since 2009 and his first-ever start with the Eskimos.
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