I posted this over on the CFL.ca board, but thought I’d give you all a heads up.
The BC Lions have released QB Omar Haugabook. With 5 quarterbacks on the roster, it was inevitable one would be leaving. The former Troy University 2 time all-conference gunslinger was the head beneath the axe.
A faithful Lions Den board poster had this to say about Haugabook the day before cuts:
Omar Haugabook: great practice. Super fast instincts to escape pressure. Strong arm. Not textbook throwing mechanics, but Printers didn’t have them either. He also looks poised, authoritative, decisive.
Here are two videos I posted on the Lions board before the cut. This will give you a good idea of what Haugabook brings to the table.
B.C.'s loss could be another team’s gain. This man is incredibly fast (lower 4.4 range), a strong runner, elusive and able to escape pressure easily, and has a strong arm. His throwing motion is very similar to Tennessee Titan’s QB Vince Young, with the short arm action. This was the primary reason he was not drafted in the NFL. Regardless, Haugabook is a prolific quarterback who deserves a shot in the CFL.
Let’s hope someone realizes his abilities and signs him before the season starts.