REGINA -- When training camp resumes in six months time in Saskatchewan, all eyes will be centered on the quarterbacks.
It’s no secret that quarterbacks are always the centre of attention on a football field, especially one that happens to be located in the province of Saskatchewan.
What’s interesting to note this year, however, is that all four Green and White quarterbacks from 2012 are under contract and eligible to return again in 2013.
Leading the way under centre for the Riders will be eight-year veteran Darian Durant, who will enter training atop the team’s depth chart. Needless to say, the starting role is his to lose.
Durant is coming off a bounce-back year in 2012, registering career bests in completion percentage (64.4) and interceptions with just 12.
The 30-year-old pivot missed one game with a mid-season hip injury, one that forced him to miss a Week 12 outing against the Montreal Alouettes.
Upon his return the following week against the Stampeders, Durant proved that despite being slightly limited physically, he was still able to maintain his composure in the pocket, leading the Riders to an impressive 30-25 win.