There is a very informative article by Rick Matsumoto entitled "Argos add pair of QBs to roster" in today's edition of The Toronto Star. He reports that the Argos have created a new quarterback salary management system within their overall salary management system.
"The reason Allen and the Argos have been unable to agree on a new contract stems from his apparent reluctance to agree to the club's new participation-based salary structure.
Each of the three quarterbacks the team will carry during the season will receive the same base salary, but bonuses will be paid based on starts and depth chart positions.
If a quarterback has an outstanding game, he could receive an additional bonus.
The salary scheme is a way of trying to stay within the CFL's new $4.05 million cap."
This system might actually make it easier for CFL teams to attract higher quality second and third string quarterbacks. It would give all three quarterbacks incentive to compete for the number one quarterbacking position while freeing up the coach from feeling obligated to use one particular quarterback because he has a high salaried contract.
The Ticats should consider adopting this type of quarterback salary management system. Of course, the current contracts of the Ticat quarterbacks need to be honoured thus Ticat management will have to wait until those contracts either expire or are restructured before such a system could be implemented.