Started an Eskie, finished an Eskie. Back when he was in his prime, he was amazing. Too bad he never really seemed to regain that form. Regardless, he still had a good career and was able to walk away on his terms, what else can you ask for?
Still remember him coming off the bench to lead the Eskimos to wins in both the semifinal and division final in 2005. Take Maas away and I doubt they win the Grey Cup that year. Not every day that the backup QB is that critical to a team's championship run.
That was an accomplishment in his career of which Jason Maas can be justifiably proud. His shining moment, taking the team on his shoulders and refusing to accept defeat. Sure, his career took a nosedive in Hamilton, but his playoff performance in 2005 coming off the bench was something very special.
And considering the gong show that was Hamilton at that time, Maas was far from being the only reason why the team tanked. By the time he came to Montreal, his arm was gone, and he had little left in the tank, but as you say, he can look back on that 2005 playoff performance with real pride.