CFL fans need to lobby the League to have the rules changed at the QB position to something suitable to both the CIS QB and the league and fans who support the teams.
The import designation needs to be changed to non-import. The current status makes it impossible for Canadian QBs to crack a CFL roster. Canadians need to help their own and get over any jealousies otherwise Canadians will never be on the roster at that position. Its time something was done now.
Right now Canadian Qbs are getting a raw deal. From the time before and during the time of Russ Jackson they got a raw deal. They will continue to do so unless the rule is changed. Dunnigan was an exception who took the chance and recognized talent at the Canadian QB position signing Dennison and keeping him on the roster as long as he was with the club. There is a lot of bias and short sightedness in the CFL. Hopefully some of this can be changed. Fans need to have a say.
If there was some hope for the Canadian QB they would get more training at earlier levels and not be forced to switch to other positions. Currently Canadian QBs like Dennison, Bone, Flynn, Jusdannis who demonstrated talent were being hurt by the current ruling and many CFL gms would like to see the rule kept the same. This keeps the Canadian QB’s down. It also prevents future young Canadian talent from pursuing these positons and developing from earlier ages because there is no hope they will get a look. There’s not a lot of progressive thinkers in the CFL. Anyone who has been has been more of an outcast. Its a case of groupthink not whats good for the league. This is a shame.
Much the same as the NFL kept blacks out of the equation CFL is keeping Canadians out. Every Cdn player has had to fight much harder than the US players to find a spot on the roster. RBs also have a difficult time. Lumsden got a look by the NFL when some CFL teams were snubbing him. CFL shows bias. It is time this changed. Its great to have imports and they are very much needed on the team but lets not forget our own.
If you would like to see the rule changed to help Cdn QB’s sign on in one of he bottom boxes. This is a petition more than a poll.
I realize there is bias, jealousy and prejudice at every level of sports. Some will try and prevent this from happening for reasons of jealousy, lack of knowledge and bias. Some in the CFL have tried to prevent this happening for years, but hopefully this time something productive can be done.