Been talked about forever and a day but time to start doing something about it.
I think every CFL team should be mandated to draft and/or sign 1 (or more) CFL QB who would at the least occupy a protected roster spot as the #4 QB on the team.
The Cdn. (national) QB would be expected to get multiple reps at training camp and regular reps (about half the #3 guy) during practices.
This spot would add a spot to existing CFL rosters.
In addition to practicing with the team - the #4 Cdn. QB could learn other duties including special teams holding, punting, back-up punting, back-up place-kicking and sideline signalling.
Couldn’t be the starting punter or place-kicker cuz that would defeat the purpose of the exercise.
Perhaps, with proper reps and coaching a CIS QB could develop within 2 to 4 yrs into a reliable #2 or #3 guy, and who knows, someday start.
Salary could be adjusted downward to allow for the extra player and no-hit to the existing salary cap. . . . perhaps 2 yr salaries of $55,000 per or 1 yr. @50,000
WHY? Look at the horrid QB pool in the AAAF, look at the some of the rubbish amongst CFL QBs #2, #3s & #4s
We’re signing Mexico, Germany, Italy, Scotland, etc. to CFL agreements. How bout we do some business with our own greatest resource - Canucks?