On Tuesday I posted an article looking at the strategies the Edmonton Eskimos are going to have to employ in order to pull off some offensive magic and show the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tigercats and Calgary Stampeders they mean business.
Why I left out the skills and incredible quarterback capabilities of third string chucker Jordan Lynch is beyond me. This kid is amazing to watch and I’m sure the three opposing teams mentioned up top are keeping an eye on this third stringer. With lead QB Mike Reilly out for a while due to some pretty serious shoulder and knees injuries, it’s up to Matt Nichols and and Lynch to do the ball throwing. Both are highly skilled at this task, but Jordan appears to me to be more well rounded.
Lynch showed his true colors as a quarterback against the Montreal Alouettes on July 31st by throwing the only touchdown pass of the game. He tied the game up 12-12 with this play. Eskimos special teams co-ordinator Craig Dickenson even went as far as to say that he doesn’t think the Eskimos can without Jordan Lynch. Not a bad impression to make at all, considering he’s seated third on the QB’s bench.
Dickenson also said, “He’s a big part of what we do on special teams.” That isn’t something one usually hears when it comes to CFL football, but Jordan is definitely a standout quarterback. He runs the short-yardage offensive exceptionally well and covers punts like no one else can.
Could Jordan Lynch be the ticket to the Edmonton Eskimos overtaking the current best three teams in the CFL? We shall have to see. But something tells me this 24-year old chucker hasn’t shown us anything yet. The suspense is killing me.