Brandon Bridge was the first Saskatchewan Roughrider quarterback to take a snap at new Mosaic Stadium. He took advantage of the opportunity, showing he should back-up starter Kevin Glenn when the CFL team opens its regular season in 10 days.
Bridge completed almost 80 per cent of his passes, including a touchdown, and with his strong arm looked comfortably in control of the offence. That’s exactly what his coaches wanted to see after thrusting him into the spotlight.
Saskatchewan and Winnipeg tied 25-25 in their CFL preseason matchup Saturday.
While numerous positions are yet to be decided, Bridge solidified his roster spot. Bryan Bennett was less effective, but newcomer Marquise Williams showed he’s worthy of another look.
With Glenn entrenched as the starter and Bridge grabbing the second-string spot, there’s still one question remaining: what are the Riders going to do with injured, former NFL quarterback Vince Young?