As the Roughriders come home to Regina after a heart breaking loss to Toronto, many questions remain.
The big topic in the locker room on Monday was about the quarterbacks.
Veteran Kevin Glenn told reporters he still has the ability to be the number one guy.
“I have confidence in myself,” Glenn said. “I know that I still can continue to play at a high level.”
Both Glenn and Vernon Adams Jr. are signed with the Riders until the 2018 season. However, Brandon Bridge, who was pulled into the Eastern Division Final game twice and threw the first complete pass as a Canadian Q-B in a division final since 1969 — is a pending free agent.
“You never grow and try to be number two — I would love to be number one obviously,” said Bridge. “I’m just going to work at it and I’m going to work my tail off this off season to become that number one guy.”
Meanwhile over on the receiver end, there’s some big names on the free agent list.
Receiver Duron Carter is among the list. He said he might look for opportunities in the NFL but he’d love to stay in Saskatchewan.
“I love my teammates, being here is definitely something that I wanna do,” Carter said. “Coming back with Naaman and bridge and KG and everybody it definitely feels like home — I would love to stay.”
Among the other pending free agents are centre Dan Clark, defensive back Jovon Johnson and linebacker Jeff Knox Jr.
Although not a free agent, head coach Chris Jones has one more season left on his contact. Something he said the Roughriders organization will discuss on Tuesday.
“I love it here, I love the organization, I like being here, I mean it’s a great locker room,” he said. “A lot of really good supportive people around the organization so I think it’s a good situation.”
The Riders closed out the 2017 season with a 10-8 record, fourth in the CFL Western Division.
—With files from Jamie Nye the Sports Guy and 980 CJME’s Sarah Mills