I thought this deserved its own thread, rather than taking the Alouettes/Edmonton thread way off topic.
I believe that when the Als become an elite team again, by which I mean consistently being first or second in the east and winning an eastern final to go to the Grey Cup, our quarterback will not be someone who is on the current roster.
So where will our next elite quarterback come from? Let’s look to the future and park any repetitive beating of dead horses.
My first suggestion is that I’d avoid looking to bring in a CFL retread such as Dane Evans, Matt Schiltz, Trevor Harris, Nick Arbuckle et al (even if they become available). I see that as treading water rather than improving.
I’ve previously in another thread suggested that a fair number of quarterbacks might become available because the XFL/USFL merger is going to result in a reduced number of spring teams.
Another suggestion I’ll make; depending on contract status, how about we take a look at some younger backups in the CFL who haven’t really had a chance to show what they’ve got? I’m thinking of Tommy Stevens in Calgary; Tyrie Adams in Ottawa; or Bryan Scott in Toronto. Don’t know that any of them have more potential than Davis Alexander, but we could take a look.
Scott in particular intrigues me; he’s buried in Toronto, and yet he was penciled in to be a starter in the USFL two seasons back but a serious injury derailed his USFL career. So there might be something worthwhile there to look at.
And of course, third option is to find some hotshot US college QB overlooked by the NFL.
All that said, remember what my quarterback musings are worth; I’m the past president of the Stanley Jackson fan club, and am the fellow who predicted great CFL careers for Rocky Butler and Joey Elliott. And then of course there was Sandy Stephens. . .
So, what other suggestions do you have?