Ottawa clearly made this trade because they thought if they didn’t make a move sooner rather than later, Dinwiddie in Toronto would pursue Arbuckle.
In my view, Arbuckle is a decent young QB, but not a game changer. I’m pretty sure the Ticats beat the Stamps twice last year when Arbuckle started for Calgary (which is a much better team than Ottawa).
This Arbuckle move is one of many to come for the Redblacks, IMO. LaPolice obviously believes that Arbuckle is good enough/coachable enough to plug into his Grey Cup winning, ball control, run heavy offence (a la Collaros last year). Next step: look for Ottawa to sign the best available O-Linemen and running backs in free agency to bring that master plan to fruition. Desjardins will be opening the wallet, big time, to get RedBlacks fans excited again (last year the boo birds had season’s seats at TD stadium).
Intriguing that LaPolice has targeted Arbuckle, and not Collaros, Nichols or Streveler, players who just helped LaPolice’s former team win a championship.