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Getty Images/Katharine Lotze On October 13, 2019, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges rushes the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges may no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he hasn’t forgotten who he replaced as the team’s starting quarterback. Hodges shared a photo of himself wearing a No. 7 Ottawa Redblacks jersey on Instagram earlier this week, with the caption:
“You know who else rocks #7 BIG BEN!” says the narrator. “All right, DUCK!”
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Hodges hasn’t been added to the Redblacks’ active roster, so it’s unclear if he’ll be wearing No. 7 for the club. However, it seems to be a strong possibility, since Ottawa has no No. 7 on its roster, and No. 6 is already taken by defensive back Antoine Pruneau.
It’s also unclear when Hodges, who signed a three-year deal with the Redblacks on September 16, 2021, will play in a game. However, given the way Ottawa’s quarterbacks are performing, it may be sooner rather than later.
The Redblacks are in the midst of a ‘Bad Dream,’ according to their coach.
For openers, the Redblacks are in the middle of a season that has been dubbed a “bad dream” by the Ottawa Sun. And that was before the Redblacks lost a league-worst 27-16 to the Montreal Alouettes on Oct. 16, 2021, dropping them to a league-worst 2-8, including a winless record (0-5) in the CFL’s East Division.
Ottawa’s quarterbacks have all battled behind an offensive line that allowed 10 sacks in their most recent game. Caleb Evans, Dominque Davis, and Matt Nichols, the team’s three starting quarterbacks this season, have combined to throw only seven touchdown passes and 14 interceptions.
Evans was removed in the fourth quarter of Ottawa’s defeat on October 16. Replacement quarterback Taryn Christion, who spent time on the Steelers’ practice squad in 2019 due to his ability to imitate Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, fared no better, completing just two of six passes for 20 yards before being injured on a sack with 1:33 remaining in the game.
Fans of the Ottawa Redblacks have been clamoring for ‘Duck.’
The poor quarterback performance explains why “some fans were clamoring for (Duck) to start” even before he took part in his first Redblacks practice in late September, after a week in quarantine.
“People need to reduce their expectations,” Redblacks head coach Paul LaPolice stated at the time, estimating that Hodges would need “2-3 weeks” to master the team’s offensive scheme, which has already passed.
If Hodges is called upon, he’ll want to repeat his early success with the Steelers, when he was able to replace an ailing Ben Roethlisberger with injured/ineffective backup Mason Rudolph. In 2019, he played in eight Steelers games (six starts), earning a 3-3 record and playing inspired football enough to spark ‘Duck Mania’ in Pittsburgh.
That’s certainly more NFL exposure than he ever imagined, particularly since he was just added to Pittsburgh’s 90-man roster for $1,000 after impressing during a spring 2019 trial.
Last season, he spent the whole season on the practice squad for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hodges tweeted his farewell to Pittsburgh when the Steelers let his contract expire. He signed a one-year Future/Reserve deal with the Rams only a few weeks later. However, when Los Angeles released him on August 23, 2021, he went unclaimed.
After failing to secure another NFL contract after trials with the New York Giants and New England Patriots, he went to the CFL.
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