This is the simplest of the positions to review. We’ve only got three returning QBs. They’re the same three QBs we entered last season with. But now each has an additional years experience.
Chris Rossetti (5’11” 195, St Michael’s College/Mississauga Warriors) – entering his third season. Sat out 2008 after transferring from WLU. Played in a couple games in 2009 as a back-up to Justin Dunk. Became the starter in 2010 and will likely start throughout 2011 if he can avoid injury. I picked Rossetti as a player I expect to have a breakout season reasoning that he can build on a solid season as a new starter in 2010.
Luke Nangle (6′ 190, Catholic Central/London Falcons) – entering his 2nd season. Backed up Rossetti troughout 2010. Saw limited action in several games but went the entire way in a game at WLU. Nangle should benefit from his experience last season and be better prepared for what he will face if called upon this season.
Jamie Cook (6′ 185, Collingwood/Huronia Stallions) – did not dress as a freshman. Named Offensive scout team Player-of-Year. Will compete with Nangle for a place on the dress roster.
If I remember correctly both Nangle and Cook led their high school teams to city championships. Rossetti won back-to-back Metro Bowl championships.
I don’t know enough about new OC Todd Galloway’s offense to know whether it suits any of the QBs better than last year’s system. I imagine he will do his best to tailor it to Rossetti’s strengths. I haven’t seen enough of Nangle or Cook to know if the new system plays to the strengths of either one – pretty sure neither one can match Rossetti’s running ability. Perhaps the one who can learn the new playbook fastest will benefit.
Take a look at Chris Rossetti’s 2010 highlights: