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CFL : Winnipeg Blue Bombers Trade Drew Willy to Toronto

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers v Calgary Stampeders Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

Drew Willy lost his starting job early in the season, now he will be playing for a different team.

Willy put up very good numbers in his first season and a half in Winnipeg but sat out the end of last season with an injury. Willy came into this year healty but never made the new look Winnipeg offense work.

After a poor start to the year Willy was benched and Matt Nichols took over. Since the move the Bombers are undefeated and challenging for a potential playoff spot.

Toronto parted ways with defensive back T.J. Heath, who had a career game against Hamilton this past weekend.

"By making this trade, not only have we added depth to the quarterback position for this season, but we have added a young, talented and experienced quarterback for the future," — Jim Barker, Toronto GM

Ricky Ray, the starting Toronto Quarterback, is out with a rib injury so Willy is going to be working with Dan LeFevour. LeFevour earned the win in his first Toronto start Sunday.

In two plus season at Winnipeg Willy started 28 game, completing 513-of-781 passes for 6,385 yards with 31 TDs and 24 interceptions.

Ray, 36, is Toronto’s undisputed starter but Willy and LeFevour are now part of Toronto’s future.

I think this could be a very good move for Willy who had become the focal point of media and fan criticism. The success of the Bombers since the move has made the situation even more difficult.

Toronto’s next game in September 17th, at Winnipeg.