The Toronto Argonauts delivered one of the most surprising CFL trades in some time Sunday evening, opting to pay big for Winnipeg quarterback Drew Willy despite Dan LeFevour leading them to an impressive win over Hamilton just an hour earlier. They sent 29-year-old defensive back T.J. Heath (who led the way defensively against the Tiger-Cats with a game-high seven tackles and two interceptions), a first-round pick and a third-round pick to the Bombers for Willy. Keep in mind that Willy lost his starting job to Matt Nichols back in July after leading Winnipeg to a 1-4 start.
That's arguably more than Toronto paid (a first-round pick, kicker Grant Shaw and quarterback Steven Jyles) for the much-more-proven Ricky Ray back in 2011, and it's not much less (Glenn January, Ronald Flemons, a first and a second) than what they paid for reigning Most Outstanding Player Kerry Joseph and a third-round pick in 2008. Meanwhile, after loading up on players and picks from the Argos, the Bombers reinforced their own quarterback depth with a familiar and proven veteran at a low price, sending a fourth-round pick to Montreal for Kevin Glenn. This looks like smart maneuvering from Winnipeg and Montreal, but an incredible gamble with low odds of success from Toronto.Read More »from Argos pay more for Drew Willy than they did for Ricky Ray, Bombers add Glenn