Darian Durant has turned into Zach Collaros for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
How's this for irony: the pick sent to Saskatchewan from Montreal in the Darian Durant deal just became Zach Collaros. #CFL
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) January 3, 2018
Durant’s rights were sent from the Riders to Montreal last January for a fourth-round pick in the 2017 CFL draft and second-rounder in 2018. That last selection was sent to Hamilton for Zach Collaros on Wednesday.
The two-time Grey Cup champion pivot threw for 3,233 yards, 15 touchdowns against 16 interceptions (second-most in the league) for the Als last season and he was benched multiple times. Durant spent 11 seasons with the Riders and finished with a 58-54 record in 113 starts.
Collaros is six years younger and took Hamilton to the Grey Cup in 2014. The 29-year-old has lost 12 straight starts and is 24-27 overall as a starter in his career, but some evaluators around the CFL believe he can still be a franchise calibre player.