Blue Bombers QB Drew Willy named CFL player of the week

For the second time in six weeks, Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy has been named the CFL's offensive player of the week.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy makes a pass against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during a game in Hamilton on July 31. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

For the second time in six weeks, Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy has been named the CFL's offensive player of the week.

Willy completed 31 of 43 passes, for 361 yards and one touchdown in last Thursday’s 27-26 win in Hamilton. He also engineered – for the second time in the last four games – a last minute, game winning drive, culminating in a touchdown pass, this time to running back NicGrigsby.

“Any league recognition like this, as I have said before, is about our entire offence, our game planning by the coaching staff, and the ability to go out and execute it," Willy stated in a press release from the football club.

"We look forward to doing more of that and being even crisper in our execution this week against Saskatchewan."

Willy, who is now 5-1 as Winnipeg's starting QB, sits second in league passing yardage with 1,662, just 25 yards behind Argos quarterback Ricky Ray.

Winnipeg (5-1) hosts Saskatchewan (3-2) this Thursday at Investors Group Field (7:30 p.m. CT) .