Premier passer is ticket to a title
Roughriders missing a key part when it comes to winning
That work never stops.”
While acknowledging the contributions of Glenn and Bridge, Jones left the door wide open for the addition of that elusive franchise quarterback — a premier passer who not only evokes images of Reilly and Mitchell, but also Ron Lancaster, Kent Austin, Kerry Joseph and Darian Durant.
Each of the latter four gentlemen quarterbacked Saskatchewan to a Grey Cup victory.
Simply put, it is virtually imperative for a team to possess a quarterback of that calibre if it is to have legitimate aspirations of claiming the CFL’s greatest prize.
Sure, you can get there once in a while with the likes of Reggie Slack (1997). But to win it, you need (excuse the baseball reference) a Reggie Jackson, whom Sports Illustrated once labelled a “Superduperstar.”
The ranks of the Grey Cupwinning quarterbacks are laden with Superduperstars. Rare is the season in which a team wins a title without a signal-caller who is undeniably among the league’s best.
On Sunday, for example, the Argonauts and Calgary Stampeders collided in the 105th Grey Cup — won 27-24 by Toronto.