sj-roc wrote:Kent was traded to the Argos after the 94 GC win (for Robert Gordon and Eddie Thomas)
Do you think that was a good or bad trade? I suppose it could be considered a good trade as far as settling the starting QB controversy and also, Austin seemed to be past his prime and didn't perform all that well in Toronto. But at the same time, the two players received for him had only minimal impacts.
As a wide receiver, Robert Gordon was okay in his 16 games but was lost to Winnipeg after just one season.
As for cornerback Eddie Thomas, he played 23 games in 1997-98. So neither player received for Austin turned out to be long-term greats.
And in light of the recent media coverage on Khari Jones, do you think the Jones for Chris Perez deal was a good or bad trade? I can understand how Jones got no playing time in BC as a backup to DA and the trade to Winnipeg was a bright spot in his career. I'm just disappointed that Chris Perez decided to retire after just one year didn't turn out to be a great long-term lineman for the Lions.
According to this recent article on the trades that Winnipeg GM Brendan Taman has made, Winnipeg won that deal. And that same article states that BC's 4th round pick in 2000 was also part of the deal, and Winnipeg ended up drafting WR Markus Howell who had five good seasons with the Blue Bombers.
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/CFL/ ... 34006.html
That page also lists several CFL trades involving the Lions, Blue Bombers, and other teams that I never knew about.