Winnipeg – The re-making of the Saskatchewan Roughriders under Chris Jones is pretty much complete. The Roughriders sending the negotiating rights of Darian Durant to the Montreal Alouettes for a fourth round pick in the 2017 CFL draft, as well as a conditional second round pick in 2018.
Durant played 11 seasons for Saskatchewan, leading the Riders to Grey Cup titles in 2007 and 2013 while passing for just over 28 thousand yards and 149 touchdowns.
With Saskatchewan now in the hunt for an experienced Quarterback- might that increase the degree of difficulty for Winnipeg to re-sign and retain pending free agent pivot Matt Nichols?
It needs to be remembered, it was Chris Jones who benched Nichols as the starter in Edmonton in 2015, and eventually traded him to Winnipeg. And it is Mike O’Shea who has shown great confidence in Nichols. But money always talks. The Riders have plenty of it. And this is about to get very interesting.