I don’t anticipate any lasting effects from the shoulder surgery. Ray was at about 85% by the end of last season but Milanovich still selected him over Harris to start the EDSF.
If there’s one negative about Harris, it’s his tendency to throw interceptions - he led the league in interceptions last year.
What does that mean??
After signing, Ray confirmed to the press that his restructured contract is incentive-based.
Harris’ Ottawa contract is reportedly based on playing time in 2016 but pays him $400,000 (not playing-time based) in 2017. I don’t think that’s “a lot less” than Ray. Harris improved under the coaching of Milanovich/Brady and the tutelage of Ricky Ray. Who knows if that continues at the same pace under different coaching and system.
Rick Ray is an exceptional quarterback.