Just under a month into his new job here in Ottawa, Paul LaPolice has found himself being quite busy. Him and Marcel Desjardins have both been very active in setting up the roster heading into 2020 and today they made a big jump.
Desjardins found an agreement with the Calgary Stampeders which would leave the Redblacks with the rights to Nick Arbuckle. In this trade, the Redblacks will be giving up a 3rd round pick in this year’s draft along with a conditional pick if the Redblacks sign Arbuckle to a contract.
Last season, the Redblacks had a trio of quarterbacks who started games. Davis started the season as the starter then later was replaced by Jennings due to injury and to close the season, Arndt started 4 games and threw for just shy of 1,000 yards on the season.
Along with Arndt’s 4 games, the trio totaled for 4,310 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and 27 interceptions while Arbuckle tallied up 2,103 yards, 11 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions.
With this deal, many are certain that Arbuckle is the next starting quarterback here in Ottawa, although we could see a battle at training camp once again. The Redblacks have both Dominique Davis and William Arndt under contract come 2020 and Arbuckle will have to beat both of them out to receive the starting job here in Ottawa.