Report: B.C. Lions star QB Nathan Rourke meeting with Jaguars, Broncos

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

B.C. Lions star quarterback Nathan Rourke has meetings with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos this week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

The Victoria native met with the Las Vegas Raiders last week.

In his first year as starter last season, Rourke was putting up the best quarterback numbers in the CFL before suffering a foot injury that required surgery midway through the campaign.

Rourke returned for the regular-season finale and led the Lions to a win over the Calgary Stampeders in the West semifinal before B.C. lost to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the West final.

Rourke won the league’s top Canadian award.

The Ohio University product, 24, will likely be looking for an NFL landing spot where he has a good chance to earn the No. 2 role.

Jarrett Stidham is the backup with the Raiders, C.J. Beathard is the No. 2 for the Jaguars and Brett Rypien is the backup for the Broncos this year.

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