According to Kavis Reed, head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos, Matt Nichols has snagged the coveted third position on the team’s roster.
After his performance in the second half of last Thursday’s game against the British Columbia Lions, Nichols proved to Reed that he has what it takes to be one of the Edmonton’s quarterbacks.
According to the Edmonton Sun, Nichols was 7-of-14 for 40 yards. There was a fumble towards the end of the game, which was recovered by the Lions to give them their last touchdown for a 24-16 win.
One of the biggest criticisms facing the Eskimos this season are the questionable moves by management from trading star Ricky Ray and the lack of defense.
After the loss a few weeks ago to the Calgary Stampeeders, Brandon Summers, who had been a quarterback contender, was cut from the team.
As the Eskimos move forward, they will be narrowing their numbers down to the Canadian Football League required 65-man roster. Nichols graduated from West Valley in 2005 and went to college at Eastern Washington University.