Here's a topic I haven't seen discussed before. At what point in time do you think the CFL fielded its best-ever crop of quarterbacks? While I don't remember anything pre-1980s, I'm still putting forward a few possibilities:
1950s. Sam Etcheverry, Jackie Parker, ... (sorry)
Mid-to-late 1960s. Ron Lancaster, Russ Jackson, Bernie Faloney, Kenny Ploen, Joe Kapp, Joe Zuger, Eagle Day.
1970s: Doesn't seem so golden. Tom Wilkinson, Sonny Wade, Joe Theismann (briefly). Clements, Holloway, Brock, Moon, and arguably Lancaster, all peaked in other decades.
Early 1980s. Warren Moon, Dieter Brock, Tom Clements, Condredge Holloway - all at their peaks. Also Hufnagle, Paopao, DeWalt, JC Watts.
Early-to-mid 1990s. Doug Flutie, Matt Dunigan, Tracy Ham, Damon Allen, still at their peaks. Danny Mac, Dave Garcia and Anthony Calvillo - all just getting started. Kent Austin, Tom Burgess, Danny Barrett - just wrapping up. (List includes 7 of the top 10 passers ever, by yardage)
Early 2000s. Five of the top 10 passers ever: Calvillo (at his peak), Damon Allen (still winning Grey Cups), McManus, Ricky Ray, Henry Burris. Also Dave Dickenson, Khari Jones (briefly), Kevin Glenn (just getting started), and a historical footnote named Printers.
Here's a link with some good (though slightly dated) stats: [url]http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~maxymuk/home/passing/qbcfl.html[/url]