I hope its not BLM. He's old, he's worn out, and he's arrogant. I think he would be a step down from Fajardo.
Speaking of Fajardo, I think it COULD be him, but only if ODay and Maas are gone. That's a tradeoff I would take, and then we could see what Fajardo can do with a decent oline and playcalling. But if ODay and Maas stay, I agree, Cody will want to leave to preserve his life and career.
Honestly, if ODay stays on, I can't see any QB wanting to sign here after seeing what he has (or hasn't) built here. Fine and Dolegala will stay on and compete, but the established guys won't want to be on their backs that much if there are other options.
Adams, maybe, as a last gasp for his career. I dunno. Options are really limited unless management changes and improvements are seen in the protection end of things.
If ODay and Maas are gone, then there are possibilities. Arbuckle becomes a possibility, maybe O'Connor wants to slip out from Rourke's shadow (I'd prefer that to Adams!), maybe Dolegala steps up (I think he's better than Fine). Or maybe Fajardo gets a one-year deal to re-prove himself.
I don't know how BC is going to handle the QB situation next year. Presuming Rourke stays we also have VA, O'Connor & Pipkin. Obviously, something has to give there. Rourke & VA would be a good one/two punch in my books but keeping both could be problematic. I think it's possible the odd man out could be O'Connor, who's been somewhat of an enigma this year. Fine will have the advantage, so maybe Sask will be content with a developing player like O'Connor?
what bugs me about Adams is how inconsistent he is. he is either really good or really bad. no in between. i have watched o'conner and i have questions about his throwing mechanics for CFL. his release seems slow and decision making likewise. but he may just need reps. i just think he is what he is - a serviceable back up.
IMO, riders should really be targeting someone young to develop and play. this was their year (grey cup year) and they failed going for it. i'm not a rider fan, but from a fan of seeing the cfl franchises succeed as a whole. i think the riders should clean house and focus on rebuilding and getting younger. it's not like it will affect their bottom line significantly because i still believe that with the right team message and attitude, the fans will come to the games. it seems to me that fan delusion and disappointment is at it's worst. obviously the current way is not the way to be successful so change it up and rebuild for a contender a few years down the road. also stamps are so adept at doing this on the fly. mediocre stale football that fails is not successfull football i'm afraid.
oh yea, if i was rider management, i'd try to pry Tre Ford out of edmonton.
Bo Levi Mitchell would be the favorite to be the Rider quarterback in 2023. If he signs there, perhaps Marc Trestman would be interested in the HC job if the team acquired some additional talent that he likes.
Vernon Adams just re-negotiated his contract in BC and will be paid what a backup would get. Adams would not be available for 2023 to any other team unless BC trades or releases him.
Currently, Matt Shiltz does not have a contract for 2023. I suspect neither does Trevor Harris.