Alouettes: Dominique Davis as second

Alouettes: Dominique Davis as second

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Dominique Davis will act as backup to Trevor Harris on Thursday night, Vernon Adams Jr.'s name having been placed on the Alouettes' injured list for the game against the Tiger-Cats.

So Adams' sad season continues. The 29-year-old quarterback had just two starts – in the first two meetings of the campaign – before losing his starting job to Harris.

Elbow injury

The Californian is currently suffering from an elbow injury, which was also left out against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Week 3 of the schedule, after being tested positive for COVID-19. 

In the five games he was dressed, Adams completed 21 of 39 pass attempts for 294 yards. 

Against the Rouge et Noir last week at Ottawa, he lost the ball to his only presence on the field, victim of a sack. 

Already seven touchdowns

But the misfortune of some is the happiness of others, they say. And Davis will be able to take advantage of Adams' absence to try and build on his momentum. 

In Ottawa last week, the pivot stood out in the victory, scoring three touchdowns thanks to sneaking when the Alouettes were at the goal gate. 

He's also leading the league in rushing touchdowns this season, with seven. 

With a quarterback who favors aerial play like Harris, the presence of Davis proves to be a good complement for the “Sparrows”. 

“He is very useful to us at the moment, had already pointed out quarterback coach Anthony Calvillo at the start of the week. It's good to be able to bet on a guy like him who is able to use the race to get big points. ”

Ready to do more

Meeting earlier this week, long before Adams' absence was confirmed, Davis was obviously said to be happy to be able to contribute to the score in this way. 

At 33, the 6'4″, 215 lb quarterback is on his third team in the Canadian League, after Winnipeg and Ottawa. Never has he had such a successful season. 

In six games, the East Carolina product has already broken his record for touchdowns (6), established with the Rouge et Noir , in 2018 and 2019. 

“I'm happy with the role I'm being offered, it's something I love,” Davis said on Monday. 

“But I'm ready to do more to help the team,” he immediately added. 

Here he is answered.