Travis Lulay should have listened to us.
Jamie Nye and I spent lots of time with Lulay last November during Grey Cup Week in Toronto. Several times – at different events – we tried talking him into joining the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Lulay, a veteran quarterback and former winner of the CFL’s outstanding player award, had been relegated to backup duty with the B.C. Lions. He was also working as an analyst for Sportsnet.
At a Grey Cup media meet-and-greet, we told Lulay he would be a perfect fit for the Roughriders, plus he could join us on the Green Zone.
Jamie and I presumed the Riders were soon going to dump starting quarterback Darian Durant, so Lulay could be his replacement.
Lulay told us he would like to be a starter, but he was under contract and happy in B.C. Jonathan Jennings was progressing – with Lulay’s support – as the Lions’ starter.
Lulay’s family liked Vancouver – they had relatives nearby and he was being treated well by Lions’ general manager Wally Buono.
The Riders replaced Durant with veteran Kevin Glenn and Lulay is playing great as Jennings’ replacement. Who saw that coming?