Adrian McPherson wants to be a starting quarterback in the Canadian Football League. The Toronto Argonauts need a starting quarterback.
Talk about a match made in heaven.
After the Montreal Alouettes officially signed quarterback Cody Pickett on Monday, one can only wonder what the future will hold for McPherson.
This offseason, McPherson has certainly been adamant about the fact that he wants to be traded to another team. The Florida State product, who joined Montreal in 2008, has been riding the bench for two seasons behind starting pivot Anthony Calvillo. While the Alouettes have continually stated that McPherson is the future of their team, Calvillo doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime.
Before the Pickett signing, it appeared Montreal had not intention of getting rid of McPherson. Unless they are signing Pickett to be a third string quarterback, it looks McPherson may get his wish.
One thing is for sure, the Toronto Argonauts should be praying that they can land McPherson on their team.
Though he has seen limited playing time in his career, the sky appears to be the limit for McPherson. The 6’6, 220 pound quarterback is already one of the best in the league at running the short-yardage offence and has shown potential in limited action.
In minimal playing time last season, McPherson completed 68.1% of his passes for 506 yards and six touchdowns. In his start against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last season, he finished 20/35, with 232 yards and a touchdown. He was also the leading rusher in the game with 95 yards and one touchdown.
Toronto has struggled to find a solid quarterback since legendary pivot Damon Allen, and McPherson could certainly improve their offence. Not only would McPherson be an upgrade in the passing game, but also in the running game. During his time in Montreal, McPherson ran for 437 yards with seven touchdowns.
Simply put, Toronto needs a quality quarterback and McPherson desperately wants to prove what he is worth. Sounds like a good combination.