Earlier this week, the Toronto Argonauts announced they had signed former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims. The college standout went undrafted in May’s NFL Draft, and decided to head north after mini-camp workouts in Green Bay and Washington.
With Ricky Ray’s shoulder health in question, a young QB with a college resume like Sims immediately becomes an interesting prospect to potentially challenge Trevor Harris for the starting role. Sims was on the field at York University on Thursday for his first day at Argos rookie camp:
Sims has been in the back-up role before, biding his time while at the University of Alabama. After being slotted behind quarterback AJ McCarron for much of his college career, Sims finally got his shot in his senior year and made the most of it.
At one of the most storied programs in college football, Sims set an Alabama record for single-season passing yards with 3,487 in 14 starts. He registered 28 touchdowns to only 10 interceptions, and the kid can run too. The former high school track star from Gainesville, Georgia also registered 350 yards on the ground and 7 touchdowns, and ran a 4.57-second 40 at the NFL Combine this year.
Have a look at some of his big plays from 2014. If he can do any of this for Toronto in the pre-season, he may have Argos fans screaming “Roll Tide Roll” in 2015.
Might have to get used to this Argos Nation..