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Not everyone here is also an NFL fan I realise, but don't allow that personal opinion to dismiss the reality of the relationship the leagues have had historically and continues to this day beyond a few players going from one to the other.
For sake of the current situation with next generation QBs, the fundamental problem goes far beyond the CFL as discussed in part in the above article and has gotten worse due to several key injuries.
Just this week for example I read also the following telling developments too:
A pre-season 4th-string quarterback who would otherwise be out of football more than likely is now a starter in Pittsburgh, and his backup is a former college quarterback who has played primarily receiver in the NFL
Some retired 38-year old guy I never heard of and whose name I don't even remember was signed as a third-string quarterback
An undrafted rookie free agent will likely get more playing time behind the awful starter in Arizona, and compete for the starting job, as soon as Sunday. This is all after they let go draft bust Leinart who is now the third-string quarterback in Houston.
And all that is despite Brett Favre's case in Minnesota as is overhyped as usual, as with Sidney Rice out he has no true #1 receiver, Berrian not playing up to par for his course and not a true #1, and now almost no #2 because Percy Harvin has had grave issues with migraine headaches. And so Minnesota ends up signing a guy like ...Hank Baskett? :roll:
I'd say the shortage at feature receiver talent has begun in earnest as well, but that's for another thread.
Look for any quarterback shining in either league this season, as the number of such new feature or star players at the position is at what might be a critical shortage, to get more hype than even quarterbacks get as usual.
With the CFL at least for Calvillo the attention has been merited no doubt, and if Burris can eliminate interceptions from his stat sheet he'll merit as much attention as well.