New commissioner Randy Ambrosie said it best: In the CFL there are two seasons, the football season and the business season.
The football season ended Sunday with a thrilling Grey Cup game. The business season has already begun at the CFL office, where they face the annual challenge of carrying Grey Cup fever into the next football season.
CFL teams have started re-signing their own players, but they can’t legally pursue another team’s pending free agents until mid-February. That doesn’t stop unofficial conversations between team representatives and player agents, which have undoubtedly already started.
Who’s going where? Do quarterbacks Jonathan Jennings and James Franklin get NFL opportunities? Where might Zach Collaros go? Will Ricky Ray retire? What will the Saskatchewan Roughriders do?
The business season may be less exciting than the football season, but it’s just as important.