With most of the pieces in place to contend for the Grey Cup, it’s time to wonder what the Saskatchewan Roughriders are going to do at quarterback.
During their just-completed season, Kevin Glenn served as a stopgap measure, a 17-year CFL veteran who could handle the offence while stepping aside when required. But Glenn isn’t the future.
Backup Brandon Bridge showed some decent flashes when inserted, as demonstrated in the late stages of Sunday’s playoff loss to the Toronto Argonauts.
It took Bridge awhile to get rolling though and presuming he becomes Saskatchewan’s starter in 2018 is a tad premature.
A pending free agent, Bridge said after the game that his agent had made a contract offer to the Roughriders. That’s a great ploy — signing early — because it would indicate to another pending free agent that the Roughriders are happy with Bridge.
James Franklin is the other pending free agent in this scenario. He plays for the Edmonton Eskimos and has refused to sign a contract extension. Franklin is going to be the CFL’s next great quarterback. If the Roughriders also believe that, they can’t get sidetracked by pursuing anyone else.