Montreal may be on the verge of locking up their most important piece of their offense before he hits free agency. Reports are coming out of Montreal that the Allouettes and redzone threat Jake Weineke have verbally agreed to terms on a contract ahead of free agency opening.
This is a huge win for the Allouettes who now return all the most crucial pieces to an offense that produced 31 passing tds spread between three different quarterbacks. Montreal has positioned themselves as if they expect Vernon Adams who played in just 8 games last year and produced 14 passing tds will return to the starting position. Anytime you can bring back a receiver back that was once compared to Adam Theielen you’re doing okay at the CFL level.
Of those 31 passing touchdowns Montreal racked up in 2021, Weineke accounted for 11, with fellow receiver Eugene Lewis accounting for 9 which ranked them #1 and #2 in the league for reception touchdowns scored. While Lewis is a great receiver at this level, it’s no secret that he and Weineke have been able to play off of the single coverage allowed by the other when any defense decides to try and double cover one of them.
Heading into the 2022 season Weineke will look to build on his connection with Vernon Adams who is the main person responsible for the 19 touchdowns Weineke has been able to account for over the last two seasons. Personally I’m quite surprised to see Weineke agree to a contract prior to free agency. However keep in mind at this point nothing has been agreed to on paper, until then I would not count him as signed quite yet. Another team fearing losing him could hear this news and make a late push to pry him from the Allouettes grasp. I look forward to seeing what happens with Weineke contract wise, and how it affects his performance in 2022 if at all.
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