Reaction has been mixed to the news Darian Durant has signed a one-year contract in Winnipeg.
Some in Rider Nation are happy he gets to keep playing. Some believe he is through.
His one year in Montreal is no doubt a year he would like to forget. In what is described as the “ultimate team game,” it’s important to remember the Alouettes issues that went far beyond quarterback in 2017.
I believe Durant will be just as valuable to the Bombers in the meeting rooms and on the sidelines as he will be on the field.
Sure, this move puts Durant together with familiar football men Weston Dressler and Paul LaPolice.
However, Durant can excel as teacher and mentor to Matt Nichols who is five years younger.
In 2013, when veteran pass catcher Geroy Simon came Saskatchewan, Durant told him “thanks for showing me how to be a champion” on the heels of a Grey Cup win over Hamilton.
Durant may now get a chance to pay it forward.