just in case you're wondering that last word is suppose to be Position.
I have been trying to figure out in my own mind why you cannot compare Canadian QB's to the rest of the Canadian Positions in the league.
and here's the reason.
how many receivers do you have on an offense that are considered starters?
Defensive Lineman? 3 to 4.
Offensive Lineman 5.
Linebackers? again 3 to 4
QB's - 1.
You have 4 or 5 spots that you can have for starters in your receiving core...
And given that there are probably about 30 Canadian Receivers in the CFL today.. that's a pretty good number.
there are a lot more to choose from when you are looking for Canadian Receivers.
you go and look at the College receivers that are playing in Canada today and the odd one or two that made it down south..
60% of them likely will never see a Pro field.. that number could possibly be even higher.
I am going to list all the Canadian Receivers that had a good to great season in 2010
Bauman - it was pretty good.
these 5 had what you would consider really good seasons.
Cahoon was not his usual self, everyone even said so.
now you look at all the receivers out there in the CFL that are Canadian and that's about 1/6th of them.
Why would you want to sacrifice a player like a Henry Burris or Darian Durant or Ricky Ray or Kevin Glenn, Anthony Calvillo for a Canadian Just because he's a Canadian QB?
it's 1 player. wouldn't you want to have your best QB out there? and if that best QB happens to be an American, then it should be him!
unless Brannagan suddenly comes to 2011 camp and totally puts on a show like we've never seen ever.. it's unlikely he'll ever become a starter in the CFL.
and at this point today, I dont' see any Canadians capable of truly becoming a starting QB full time in the CFL.
maybe in the future, like 10 years from now if they do it right, at the very beginning you might see one or two..
but not today.