Adrian McPherson wants to be a starting quarterback in the CFL.
To that end, the Alouettes backup has asked for a trade out of Montreal to escape the shadow of future Hall of Famer Anthony Calvillo.
"I keeping hearing that I'm the future," McPherson told The Montreal Gazette. "I understand the future may be five years from now. Nobody likes to sit and wait. I want to play"
Last season, McPherson completed 49 of 72 passes for 506 yards and six touchdowns in a mop-up role for the 37-year-old Calvillo. He also carried the ball 61 times for 351 yards and two majors.
The Florida State product is entering his third season in the CFL.
A move to the West Division would appear to be out of the question with Ricky Ray, Henry Burris Darian Durant and the tandem of Buck Pierce and Jarious Jackson already entrenched.
In the East, the Tiger-Cats recently re-signed both Kevin Glenn and Quinton Porter which leaves the rebuilding Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts as the only viable options for McPherson to compete for a starting position.
Journeyman Michael Bishop finished the year as the starter in Winnipeg while Kerry Joseph has struggled in his two years in Toronto. Both teams will also enter next season with new coaching staffs which may be interested in bringing in a new quarterback.
There is a possibility that Alouettes' offensive coordinator Scott Milanovich could become the Argonauts' next head coach, which could open the door for McPherson.