Chris Jones has one year under his belt as a General Manager in the Canadian Football League. It’s too early to know if he can succeed in that position.
The Riders were disciplined last year for roster violations and not having enough national players on the field. Moves like that created doubt in Jones’ ability.
Reports that the Riders have recently communicated with Johnny Manziel haven’t exactly instilled confidence within the Rider Nation.
However, fan base confidence is now on the rise based on the texts and calls I’ve received in the first 24 hours of free agency.
I’ve been the first to say that the Riders need help in pass protection and in pass coverage. Both were addressed with the signing of last year’s outstanding offensive lineman Derek Dennis and today’s report that Marc-Olivier Brouillette is now a member of the Green and White.
Only in Saskatchewan do CFL football fans go through the gamut of emotions in February.
Ultimately, it’s winning that will determine Jones’ worth as a GM.