The Saskatchewan Roughriders came very close to returning to the Grey Cup last year, but they were defeated by the Toronto Argonauts in the Division Finals. 2018 will see Saskatchewan looking to improve on last year’s finish of 10-8 and maybe even make it one more.
Chris Jones is back with the Roughriders as their head coach and general manger for his third season. Jones’ two seasons as Saskatchewan’s head coach have been 15-21. He has a 41-31 overall record in CFL head coaching, which includes a Grey Cup win for the Edmonton Eskimos in 2015.
The quarterback will receive a lot of attention. After Kevin Glenn was let go this offseason, there is now a competition for the position. Brandon Bridge will be the opponent for Collaros’s spot. Each player has talent, so it will be fascinating to see how this turns out. Bridge partnered Glenn last season so has some experience in the system. Collaros was acquired via trade and hopes to pick up quickly.
Tre Mason and Zac STacy, both former NFL running backs, are available to the Roughriders who hope to get some playing time. Marcus Thigpen is the best ball-carrier on the team, but he will be suspended for the first two games.
Duron Carter is a major playmaker receiver from Saskatchewan. He had 73 catches for 1,043 yard and eight touchdowns last year. Because some of the veteran pass-catchers were already released, Carter will be heavily relied upon.
Four-time CFL all star Charleston Hughes will make an impact at the defensive end.
Although the Roughriders are fourth in the odds of winning the Grey Cup, they are closely matched with four other teams. The Calgary Stampeders are clear favorites to win this year’s title. However, Saskatchewan is in the next tier and would love the chance to be there.
This team reached the East Division Finals last year and although there have been significant changes, it is still capable of making another deep playoff run. It helps that the West looks stronger than ever. CFL wagering is a lucrative business and the Roughriders can win the crown.
Grey Cup Titles
The Roughriders won their first title in 1966, and the most recent was in 2013. They also won in 1989, 2007 and 2007. The team won the 2013 title against Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Taylor Field, Saskatchewan. That game was won by the Roughriders, 45-23.
Saskatchewan would love to be back in the title column, and it does have a team with some real talent. The odds of the Roughriders being able to play quarterback are not in their favor. It’s also not a good idea to be unstable at this position in CFL betting.Last Updated on October 2, 2021