CFL teams to ponder protecting QBs for expansion draft

Lions QB Thomas DeMarco could be a possible option for the expansion Ottawa Redblacks. (Carmine...

Lions QB Thomas DeMarco could be a possible option for the expansion Ottawa Redblacks. (Carmine Marinelli/QMI Agency/Files)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:09 AM ET

Two thirds of the CFL season is complete, so what better time to look ahead to the off-season?

Yes, it's time to play: Which Quarterback Would You Protect?

The Ottawa Redblacks will pluck players off the rosters of the other eight teams on Dec. 16 -- less than three months from now -- and those squads are able to protect only one quarterback. Most of them are obvious, but some scenarios have become a little more juicy lately considering how well the young backup quarterbacks have played.

There are other factors involved, like potential free agency, salary and age, so it becomes an interesting discussion. If a player's a free agent, Ottawa might be wary about taking him since he'll have a chance to leave two months later.

Let's take a look at all eight teams, going from west to east, and see what we can determine.


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