James Franklin will start at quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts this week against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor reported it's hard to imagine Franklin being back with the Argos next season but the 28-year-old has trade value this year that could be enhanced by playing well between now and the October 8 trade deadline.

Franklin will take over for McLeod Bethel-Thompson, whom he replaced in the team's Week 15 loss to the Calgary Stampeders.

In four games with the Argos this season, Franklin has gone 48-71 for 582 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions.