It’s an image and narration I will never forget.
On Sept. 7, 2014, Winnipeg’s Bryant Turner hit Darian Durant, knocking the Saskatchewan quarterback out of the Banjo Bowl.
As Durant left the field with an arm injury, TSN’s Chris Cuthbert properly suggested that the Riders’ hopes that season left the field with him.
That turned out to be true. Tino Sunseri and Kerry Joseph weren’t able to get the Riders past Edmonton in the CFL west semi-final that year.
There is a reason why a quarterback earns 10 per cent of a team’s entire payroll.
With the wide field and three downs, the man who touches the football on every play is called upon to make something happen on nearly every play.
Upon hearing about a serious injury to Matt Nichols on Wednesday, prognosticators across the country quickly lessened Winnipeg’s chances of success in 2018.
As goes the quarterback, so goes every team in the CFL.
It’s an unfortunate reality that may haunt the Bombers this season.