So, here's the thing about Casey Printers.
He's going to make a million bucks over three years with the Kansas City Chiefs. That is, of course, if he makes it through one, two or three training camps.
He's going to get his shot at playing in the NFL, and he deserves it. His performance in the CFL the last two years reminded many people of a young Steve McNair or Randall Cunningham, and he looked destined for the NFL from the beginning.
But let's just say things don't work out, as was the case for high-end predecessors Ricky Ray, Dave Dickenson and Henry Burris.
A million bucks over three years wouldn't be that much to pay for a player of Printers' calibre, even for a CFL team. And while he will be obligated to return to the Lions if he gets cut by the Chiefs this year, he has about as much chance of sharing the job there with Disgruntled Dave again as I do.
So come August or September when NFL teams start cutting their rosters, here's hoping the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are ready to knock some socks off.
A trade for the rights and a million bucks might just be what it takes to get them back to the Grey Cup.