Joe Mack is gone and the Bombers are finally going back to the normal way of building a CFL team, which includes signing free agents.
Their timing couldn’t be better.
This December’s expansion draft is expected to lead to quite a bit of player movement, and the Bombers are ready to be players. Nowhere will that be more important than at quarterback, where the team currently does have an answer for the future.
Teams are allowed to protect only one passer, so the squads with two solid pivots will be awfully tempted to trade the one they don’t protect so they don’t lose him to the Ottawa RedBlacks for nothing. Also, the quarterbacks who will be free agents in February won’t be protected by their respective teams and might be willing to wait and see what’s out there.
“There’s going to be some real manoeuvering going on,” Burke said.
Then there are all the players currently in their options years. Burke figures they will be tempted to wait for free agency si