Ray would improve the Bombers’ offense in an instant. I watched him for the two years he was an Eskimo, and I don’t think fans of other teams realise how good a QB he actually is.
I agree with the initial poster in this thread that the Bombers could use the money they bid to get Ray to try and sway some more talent at other positions. However, in this league a good QB is a must-have if a team is going to succeed.
And there’s no point in whining how the Eskimos spend money - most of the reported salary figures are inflated, as the teams don’t even release salary figures. It’s all second and third-hand information. Sanchez is NOT making $200,000 per year. The GM for the Als laughed at that number and said that the bidding for Sanchez was nowhere near that high.
Also, the Eskimos are community-owned (no different scenario than Winnipeg and Saskatchewan). What are the Renegades’ excuse? The Gliebermans have assets of over $100 million!