The Brandon Bridge one-year contract extension with the Saskatchewan Roughriders is a win-win for quarterback and team.
By not waiting until free agency, Bridge has shown loyalty to Chris Jones for the opportunity to emerge.
Bridge was able to put his talents on display thanks to Jones who continued to let him grow gradually while still keeping the veteran Kevin Glenn as the starter.
By not trying to force Bridge to sign for more than one year, the Riders have shown they are keeping player’s best interest in mind.
If Bridge continues to trend upwards, his value will only go up going into the 2019 season.
There will be a new Rider quarterbacks coach in 2018, but with continual grooming from offensive co-ordinator Stephen McAdoo, Brandon Bridge could be a quarterback with a long CFL career.
It’s in Saskatchewan’s best interest to ensure such a talent isn’t just a commodity. With more seasoning, Bridge could be a difference maker in the very near future.