Banks, a four-year CFL pro, was one of Kevin Glenn’s backups last season and was battling for that job again this season.
In a pre-season game last week against Hamilton, Banks completed one of seven passes for only four yards. He also had two interceptions.
In Montreal, he will compete with Marcus Brady for the backup role behind Anthony Calvillo.
Kingsbury, who spent last season with Buffalo of the NFL but didn’t play, is highly regarded by the Bombers.
‘‘We were able to acquire a skilled quarterback that we have evaluated and liked for some time,’’ general manager Brendan Taman said in a statement. ‘‘We like the abilities he brings to our offence.’’
Kingsbury was drafted by New England in 2003, spent the following season on the New Orleans practice roster and joined the New York Jets in 2005, where he played in one game.
so who do u people think won this deal?
personally, i think the bombers won it for getting anything for banks…haha