Chris O'Leary

Senior Writer

Chris O'Leary, formerly of the Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal, is a senior writer on and associated platforms.

QB Index: Staying calm in the storm

September 21, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
In an increasingly stressful game last week, Vernon Adams Jr. stayed calm and let things come to him, en route to his first win as the Lions’ starter.

QB Index: A trio of plot twists in Week 15

September 13, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
Week 15 provides three games that are laced with quarterback storylines that very few of us could have seen coming at the start of the season, says senior writer Chris O’Leary.

QB Index: A familiar face is back in the mix

September 7, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
Vernon Adams Jr., a freshly-minted BC Lion, has re-entered the QB Index. senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at Adams’ fit with his new team.

O’Leary: Ryan Dinwiddie dives into Labour Day

September 2, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
Argos head coach Ryan Dinwiddie knows the CFL’s Labour Day rivalries well, having played or coached in all of them through his 15 years in the league. He shared insights on each one with ...

Cadence Weapon opens up on his connection to the CFL

September 1, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
A rapper, producer, writer, poet and the grandson of a Canadian Football Hall of Famer, Cadence Weapon is a multi-talented award-winning artist. As he tells senior writer Chris ...

QB Index: A new Maier in town

August 30, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
We’ve seen an unprecedented change at QB in Calgary, where Jake Maier has taken over from Bo Levi Mitchell. The Stamps remain a team to watch this year and will likely be a problem for ...

QB Index: The rise of the backups

August 23, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
The names you know are at the top, but this week’s QB Index is really all about backups that are trying to make names for themselves.

QB Index: It’s all about poise

August 16, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
The mark of a great quarterback is their poise, says senior writer Chris O’Leary. In the Lions’ comeback win over the Stamps in Week 10, Nathan Rourke had truckloads of it.

QB Index: There can be only one

August 9, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
The voting process for this week’s QB Index brings a bigger, end-of-season conversation into light. Who do you choose between Nathan Rourke and Zach Collaros?

Canadian women make presence felt at World Championship

August 7, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
Canada’s national women’s football team is competing for bronze at the IFAF Women’s World Championship on Sunday, with a pair of CFL connections there, in receiver Laurence ...