Zach Collaros didn’t meet the media on Tuesday while Brandon Bridge said: “I’d love to be here, but if not I’ll have to pack my bags and find another home.”
Since the conclusion of Sunday’s West Semi-Final, fans have been asking about other quarterback options in 2019.
After listening to Tuesday’s season-ending media availability, I get the sense that Chris Jones is asking the same thing. Mike Reilly is a free agent in February and many members of Rider Nation foresee a reunion of the 2015 Grey Cup winning coach and quarterback.
Fans can take comfort in this. Jones said he isn’t interested in “steady improvement.” He said: “either you win a Grey Cup or you don’t.” Jones will earn his pay in the off-season.
Jones is getting ready for his fourth year as the man in charge of all things Riders.
In the RedBlacks first three years of existence, from 2014-2016, the team appeared in two Grey Cup games and won one. To appear in the 2019 Grey Cup game is not an unreasonable expectation with the resources Jones has been given.
The Riders simply do not have a quarterback on the roster right now who can get the team there.