A While back some posts focused on the terrible QB's the Als have had over the years. However the absolute worst QB was missing from the list. That infamous QB, and the one with the most hype was Vince Feragamo [I am unsure of the spelling]. Vince Feragamo rated All American status at California University and was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams. Vince had a good spell with the Rams and appeared settled there. HOwever, the Als, were in the doldrums and this was a time when the Als fan base was essentially english speaking and, many of those fans had left the Province. In my younger days football was known as an english game.In any case, attendance at the games were at the lowest in years.
The Alouettes were sold to a high flyer out of BC who announced in the media that he was going to remake the Als and, sign some NFL greats to improve the team. This fellow's name was Nelson Scalabania [ for certain my spelling might be off]. Nelson hired some NFL greats- Vince Feragamo, Billy White Shoes Jackson [or Johnson?] and, I believe one other NFL player. Rounding out these new guys, Nelson signed an All American named David Overstreet.
What disappointment! These guys flopped and attendance at the gamed flopped also. Finally as the season progressed and Feragamo was benched. THe Als handed back the QB role to Jerry Datillo who, in the past year had shown promise as A Canadian QB. I believe the next savior was a Quebec kid, Luc Tousineau [again spelling is doubrful]. Luc was a fifth round choive by Buffalo in the NFL but could not cut it in the CFL.
So my choice as the worst Alouette QB has to go to Feragamo who was paid the sum of $300 000 plus which was a great salary in those days. Also, Datillo regressed and lost the early form he had demonstrated and ended up in Calgary. Eventually the franchise folded to be revived in the 90's with a solid francophone base.