Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
The CFL is a very high level of football. It's not on the level of the NFL, but it's the closest league in the world. Guys have come from the CFL to become, not just players, but stars in the NFL. Kurt Warner is the most glaring example, obviously, but Cameron Wake played for two years in the CFL before being given a chance with the Dolphins and subsequently becoming one of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL.
Let's start with the fact that Kurt Warner never played in the CFL.
Then, if you're looking for glaring examples of guys who actually did
, how about Warren Moon, Joe Theisman and Doug Flutie?
I do agree that it's by no means "amateur" football, just a level substantially below that of the NFL.