WINNIPEG - It's deja-Blue, all over again.
For the second straight off-season, one of the CFL's up-and-coming quarterbacks has eluded the grasp of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The latest one got away under completely different circumstances, but the sting is familiar, and leaves three-down football's most wanting franchise counting on yet another Plan B.
Former Toronto Argo Zach Collaros was, by most measures, the most promising of the free-agent arms crop, a quarterback who can run, throw and, most importantly, win.
Basically, he was this winter's Mike Reilly.
Reilly, the former B.C. Lion, was in Collaros's shoes a year ago: ready, willing and able to become a starter, with an expiring contract that had suitors lining up for a look.
The Bombers and Eskimos were the two teams most desperate for a signal-caller, and readied their pitches.