As Bo Levi Mitchell himself already knew, his career wasn’t at all over. He also knew that his time with the Calgary Stampeders was done, however…and after ten years, perhaps it was indeed time to move on, and move on he most certainly will, as news broke this week that he was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The move to trade away Bo Levi Mitchell was doubly benefiting for the Calgary Stampeders, because for the veteran QB, they got for themselves in the process, a third round pick for 2023 and also a fifth round pick for the following year, as well as future considerations, as the Calgary Sun reports.
This means things definitely look gooD for the Stamps come draft time… Looking back on some statements that Mitchell himself made about the future, he seems ready and willing to embark on this new adventure should this go all the way…
“The writing’s on the wall (when) you pay another guy…I’m not going to beat around the bush. Obviously things can change, but I think just looking, you can see what’s going on. I’m excited; I’m excited for whatever the next opportunity is…
I wish it was here in Calgary, I love the guys and I’ve worked for them and they’ve worked for me tirelessly over the last 11 years. It’s been amazing, I won’t regret a minute of it, but I do look forward to the next (opportunity).”VIA Calgary Sun (link above)
Many had speculated that he was Saskatchewan-bound, but developments this week proved otherwise.
And what of the city he worked so hard for during this last ten years? What did the QB have to say about the people that cheered him on from week to week for that decade-long tenure?
“I think the city means more to me than I even know right now because both my daughters were born here, my wife and I built a legacy here, we built a marriage here, we’ve been here for a long time…
I think it’s always going to be a special place in my heart and a place that maybe I move back to and live full-time after football is over because Madison loves it here, our girls love it here, we’ve got a lot of amazing friends…
I knew that with Calgary, I want to be here and I want to win that championship here because I know what it can do for my family, this city, to come together…
You’re new, you’re young, but if you can come in and make something happen you can be a part of something and I think that’s was something Madison and I have always wanted to do.”via dailyhive.com
Stamps head coach, Dave Dickenson states that the relationship between he and Mitchell isn’t over, and not by a long shot. The two worked exceptionally well together.
“Bo and I have a solid relationship, we’re always, trust me, going to be connected and I’m going to let Bo do what Bo needs to do, but he knows I have his back and at some point I’d love to work with him, whether that’s next year or down the road. He’s a guy that’s a Calgary Stampeder for life.”via Calgary Sun (link above)
Stamps Nab 8 CFL All-Star Selections
And in other recent Stamps news…a total of 8 All-Star selections for the Calgary Stampeders this year. They include: left tackle, Derek Dennis, RB, Ka’Deem Carey, defensive tackle, Mike Rose, defensive end, Shawn Lemon, center, Sean McEwen, linebacker, Cameron Judge, kicker, Rene Paredes, and punter, Cody Grace. We here at the CFL News Hub, congratulate them, all.
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