April 4, 2014

The Great Debate: Willy or Collaros?


CFL.ca Staff

TORONTO — Both Zach Collaros and Drew Willy have found new homes and new responsibilities heading into the 2014 season, but will any of them discover new success?

If free agency has proved anything this off-season, it’s that the 2014 season will be an intriguing one for young quarterbacks – especially for Collaros and Willy.

Between the two, Collaros is the more seasoned pivot. Seasoned as in, he’s had far more opportunity to establish himself as a number one quarterback. In his two-year career, Collaros has thrown 298 passes, completing 190 of them for 2,316 yards and 14 touchdown passes.

He’s also proven that he can win games, as made evident by his five wins in seven starts last year.

Willy, meanwhile, hasn’t had the chance to truly convince people that he’s the real deal. Last season saw him throw just 52 passes, bringing his career total up to 147.

But he did show some signs of being a legitimate number one passer, throwing four touchdowns compared to just one interception in two starts.

The pair will also be going into situations where there will be no shortage of talent at receiver.

In Hamilton, Collaros will be throwing to the likes of Andy Fantuz, Bakari Grant, Cary Koch, Greg Ellingson, and Sam Giguere. Willy, on the other hand, will be heaving passes to Nick Moore, Cory Watson, Clarence Denmark, Aaron Kelly, and Rory Kohlert.

That said, who will have the better 2014 season with their new team?