Tom Wright's resume has never looked better, but the CFL commissioner doesn't believe the adoption of the new salary management system is tied to his long-term future in football.
The media had been speculating for weeks that Wright's fate was connected to the salary cap proposal that he had been promoting.
"I believe the salary system and my situation as commissioner are completely unrelated," said Wright, who is in the final year of his contract.
"It was a lot of hard and responsible work by a collection of owners and operators - including myself - that did the work (on the SMS) and that is the way it should be reflected."
If Wright is to receive a new contract, he will need 75% support from the board of governors. The embattled commissioner has the Eskimos' support.
"It has to be one of the toughest jobs in Canada, but Tom has done a great job," said Eskimo COO Rick LeLacheur.