Bombers eye Danny McManus as potential assistant GM

The Bombers need an assistant GM with extensive U.S. contacts and Hall of Fame quarterback Danny...

The Bombers need an assistant GM with extensive U.S. contacts and Hall of Fame quarterback Danny McManus fits that bill. (Darren Makowichuk/QMI Agency/Files)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:05 PM ET

REGINA - There are rumblings in the Queen City this week that one of the men who helped guide the Bombers to their last Grey Cup victory is wanted back in the organization.

It is widely expected that current Bombers acting general manager Kyle Walters will have the interim tag removed from his title soon, and Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterbacks coach Khari Jones is the betting favourite to be named Winnipeg’s new head coach once the Green and White are done playing in the Grey Cup.

And now there are whispers that hall of fame quarterback Danny McManus, currently the head U.S. scout for the Ticats and a former Bombers pivot, will be targeted by Winnipeg to join its managerial staff, likely as assistant GM.

The Bombers have to wait until after the Grey Cup to officially ask for permission from Saskatchewan and Hamilton to speak with Jones and McManus, respectively, if that’s the route they want to take. The Riders and Ticats will battle for the 101st Grey Cup on Sunday at Mosaic Stadium.


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