Our pal Andrew Bucholtz who runs Yahoo! Canada’s CFL blog, 55-Yard Line, sent us this news on Pat White who will retire from the Edmonton Eskimos after one season. White is involved in various business ventures and is co-host of the always informative and entertaining Pat White Podcast along with fellow WVU alum Matty Staudt.
In the linked article, Bucholtz tells about White’s situation was with the team and his legacy.
A potentially interesting CFL experiment came to an end Thursday with Edmonton Eskimos’ quarterback Pat White’s announcement that he was retiring. White only played in the CFL in 2014, and he didn’t play much thanks to Edmonton having numerous quarterbacks ahead of him (starter Mike Reilly and primary backup Matt Nichols in particular), but he was used in second-and-short and third-and-short situations, in some run-focused packages and on special teams, and found some success in all of those areas. White was also a legendary college quarterback at West Virginia, and he had several notable chances in the NFL. His decision to retire means we’ll likely never get to see if he could have become a CFL star if given the opportunity, but at least he’s walking away on his own terms rather than washing out.