Winnipeg Blue Bombers continue to be CFL’s best with QB Zach Ollaros

The CFL’s East Division is poor to say the least. As of July 10, two of the division’s four teams have failed to win and have lost all four games. On the opposite side of the CFL is the West Division which features two unbeaten teams, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Calgary Stampeders.


After five games, the Blue Bombers are 5-0 and the cream of the crop in the CFL. The man behind the Blue Bombers’ success has been down to the excellent quarterback play of Zach Collaros in 2022. Collaros has been brilliant in the CFL this season with 102 completions from 141 attempts. He has a 72.3% completion rate while tallying up 1,221 yards of passing. Collaros has also thrown for seven touchdowns.


The CFL season is off to a strong start and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the bookies’ favorite to win the Grey Cup. Plenty of punters will be backing Winnipeg to win a third straight Grey Cup and can use the Sports Interaction promo code to place a futures bet on the Blue Bombers.


While his touchdown numbers aren’t out of this world, Collaros is second in the league in touchdowns to BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke. While Rourke is the leader in touchdowns, Collaros recently led the Blue Bombers past the Lions 43-22.


Collaros outdueled his counterpart in the game throwing three touchdowns and for 288 yards. Meanwhile, Rourke tossed two interceptions in the same game. Collaros could lead the Blue Bombers to the Grey Cup title for a third straight season. Of course, there is a lot of football left to play this campaign, but right now, Winnipeg looks like a title winner.


Winnipeg is back-to-back Grey Cup winners having won it in 2019 and 2021 – the 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19. Collaros was under center for both Grey Cup wins as the Blue Bombers took the CFL by the scruff of the neck to be the best team in Canada.


Collaros arrived in Winnipeg at the Trade Deadline in 2019. Since joining the Blue Bombers, Collaros has turned his career around. He won the Grey Cup in 2012 with the Toronto Argonauts, but faded a bit over the next few years as a top CFL quarterback.


The former Cincinnati Bearcat bounced around a bit joining Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2014 and the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2018. He rejoined Toronto in 2019 but moved to Winnipeg during the season, taking the reins to lead the Blue Bombers to Grey Cup glory.


Along with two Grey Cups, Collaros picked up the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 2021. He also added the Grey Cup MOP award. To say Collaros has done it on his own would be a lie. Collaros has benefitted from a strong offensive line in Winnipeg.


Even with top skill players and a great offensive line, Collaros has made the right decisions. In 2021, he led the CFL in touchdowns with 20. Collaros has been brilliant with the Blue Bombers since arriving and the numbers this season are once again some of the best in the CFL. Winnipeg has started the season well and another Grey Cup isn’t out of the question. As it stands, Winnipeg is the bookies’ favorite to win the Grey Cup at 7/4.

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