CALGARY - Adrian McPherson has no illusions of walking into McMahon Stadium and leading the Calgary Stampeders to a Grey Cup.
He simply wants to be another piece of the puzzle.
The Stampeders, no strangers to a deep quarterback depth-chart over the past two CFL seasons, officially signed the former Montreal Alouettes signal-caller to a contract Tuesday, luring the 30-year-old back from a one-year hiatus in the Arena Football League.
It was McPherson who sought out the job, using his longtime relationship with Stamps assistant GM and director of player personnel John Murphy to indicate his interest last month after veteran Kevin Glenn was scooped up by the Ottawa RedBlacks in the expansion draft.
But while McPherson has five years of CFL experience under his belt, he won’t be heading north next spring with the intention of unseating Bo Levi Mitchell or Drew Tate atop the Stamps depth chart.