The Montreal Trumpet decided it was time to part ways with John Bowman.
The latter played all his 14 seasons in Alouettes’ Canadian Football League (CFL). In terms of quarterback sacks, he is also the leader in club history with 134 successes. When the team was led by Marc Trestman, he was also the main contributor to the 2009 and 2010 Grey Cup victories.
Bowman was selected to the CFL All-Star team in 2010 and 2015, and was selected to the Eastern Conference team nine times.
For one of the greatest participants in the history of the organization, making such a decision is never easy. I want to thank John for everything he has done for Alouettes and the City of Montreal. John has always been a professional, even when we told him that we were not going to offer him a contract for next season. “Alouettes general manager Danny Maciocia said in a press release from his organization.
To pay tribute to Bowman, when the audience can enter the Percival Molson Stadium, the Montreal team will throw at him “to celebrate his achievement.”
The next destination of this veteran is currently unknown, because he can also choose a well-deserved retirement. Before joining Montreal, Bowman played college football at Wingate University in North Carolina.
He has never been selected to the NFL. Before joining Sparrows in 2006, he played in the Indoor Football League for two seasons.