Jyles as Tiger-Cat QB?
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Waiting in the wing is Steven Jyles, a guy Toronto head coach/GM Jim Barker has publicly endorsed and has even offered a contract in the range of $200,000.
In the days leading up to the semifinal in Montreal, talk in the league was that the Argos had offered Jyles what many deemed a genuine offer to ensure Hamilton didn’t get its hands on the athletic quarterback.
In Toronto, Jyles had no receivers to throw the ball, which won’t be an issue in Hamilton, where young and emerging pass catchers are in abundance.
What isn’t so clear is whether Jyles is a legitimate starter, but his ability to make plays with his legs and keep possessions alive are invaluable.
And even though Kevin Glenn left everything out in the cold on Sunday, succumbing to a knee injury early in the third quarter that would knock him out of the game, Glenn must know that his time in the Hammer has come to an end.
When Quinton Porter was asked to win a winnable game, he couldn’t deliver.
He wasn’t alone, but given the nature of the quarterback position, the biggest off-season question for the Ticats will be the guy who lines up under centre.