No question of Fajardos integrity and desire but they were a little ahead of themselves when talking about MOP. I see him as a very good #2 but they are paying him too much for that role imo. He will do his best. It is a lot to ask with the hope of getting to the Grey Cup.
That said we don't know very much about Mason Fine.
I expect they will also be looking to shore up the O line which could also lead to improved QB play. Thad Coleman, Derek Dennis, Ryker Matthews are all possibilities.
A.C. Leonard on a two year deal is a solid signing. Does not get the credit he deserves despite being the leagues sack king. Watching the Riders move him around last year made me wonder if he wouldn't make a good MLB. He makes a lot of plays.
I don't get why they won't sign Gainey back, Jon Ryan, and let Purifoy go else where... M Johnson and a few others . Powell is a hit and miss with me, think he's on the down side of his career. But we still have some great players not signed... makes one wonder what's going on internally!!
To many free agents, and not enough money being offered up.would be my guess, Hometown discount doesn’t cut it anymore. Except on a winning team maybe ? That chance to win the grey cup money is something no one talks about, players can recoup some money if they think they can win a grey cup. Elsewhere.