In many ways I think Chris Jones will be the barometer of how the coaching cap and the other leagues starting up affects the movement of American coaches in the CFL.
He is in the last year of his lucrative deal in Sask. He is an American and suddenly feels that his income, scouting and coaching support staff is now limited in the CFL. He will have options.
I think he may well not sign an extension.
The CFL teams should be looking at keeping 20 year Canadian coaches like Benevides and Chapdelain engaged. They are the future of coaches for the league along with of course the CIS grads grooming them in the CFL game. The CFL would be well served to consider itself as a destination location as opposed to a stepping stone coaching league. Over time the “Canadian Mafia” in Winnipeg should become the norm.