LINEMEN GET BIG BUCKS IN CFL
The salary cap era in the CFL has been good for Canadian offensive linemen.
In the pass-happy league, starting quarterbacks have always been the most important players and therefore the highest paid. But the Canadians tasked with protecting them are also well compensated, with many earning more than $200,000 annually. The reason is simple: supply and demand.
“It’s hard to find quality Canadian players. Period,” said Jim Barker, the former Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts general manager.
CFL teams employ Canadians at other positions, but for the most part Canadian offensive linemen have proven to be more durable.
How important are Canadian offensive linemen?
A record seven were taken in the first round of the 2018 CFL draft.