Bo had his contract re neg. Meaning he took a big pay cut. It makes Calgary budget more manageable but more importantly, a good trade bait as other teams have no budget room. Bo must have lots of nagging injuries, a QB of his history should not be discarded so easily - - - another Ricky Ray( GC record setter) boneheaded, nutcake move.
Because Stamps are the most hated Eskimos opponents, our dumbness, hopefully is contagious.
If Ottawa doesn't upgrade some of their O-line and WRs Bo might not make it to Labour Day; Sask'n might be the better option as management there has always been hands-on, albeit with some really sour choices at head coach.
You may be right in saying that Bo shouldn’t be discarded so easily, but I wouldn’t worry about him being Ricky Ray level anywhere he goes. It remains to be seen whether Bo still has anything left and I would say that on his best day he is no Ricky Ray. Calgary, however, may be wise to keep him for now. I like Maier a lot but he is still relatively unproven and having Bo in reserve might turn out to be wise.
I feel a bit sorry for Bo. When he went looking in the NFL the Vikings were looking at signing him but only as a backup to Cousins (who, given a chance,may have beaten out). He refused that, went back to Calgary, lost the 2020 season and then seemingly got old. Being an NFL backup making millions seems like a lost opportunity.
Maybe he’ll stay in Calgary but I think it’s just as likely he will retire. Wherever he goes he’ll only be a backup so why would he leave Calgary to be a backup on another team?
One thing I’m pretty sure of is that he won’t get traded anywhere for a lot and if he’s not traded by the deadline, which appears unlikely, then he’ll be worth even less in 2023. He is immobile, has a weak arm and throws far too many interceptions. I’m betting he’s done after this season. You’re thinking of 2015 Bo.
Bo is a slightly slower (afoot) version of Kirk Cousins. He'd be easy prey behind centre with his limited escapability. Cousins, while not a Top 10 NFL QB (maybe not even Top 20) has a stronger arm than Bo. Bo's accuracy was always his earmark - his short and medium passes were always more accurate than Cousins.
A guy like Chris Streveler can snatch an NFL practice roster spot just like that. Streveler, only 27 is also faster than half the RBs in the NFL and amongst the Top 10 fastest QBs down south - he also hits like a hammer at 6'1", 225 lbs. so thats whats kept him afloat on NFL practice rosters and getting spot starts in NFL training camps.
Streveler, if he completes another 2 years on NFL practice rosters will prolly make more money not playing football than Bo makes over his 10+ year CFL career.