Lions deal with GM Ed Hervey multi-year agreement

B.C. introduced Ed Hervey as their general manager on Thursday.

The move was first reported by 3DownNation’s Justin Dunk.

The 44-year-old had been out of football for a year in 2017, but that whole season he collected a paycheck from the Eskimos. Hervey’s deal with the Lions is a couple years in length.

The Eskimos went 4-14 in the first season with Hervey as general manager but he turned the team around going 36-18 from 2014-2016, Edmonton made it to the divisional final each of those seasons and won a Grey Cup in 2015.

Hervey spent his entire eight-year CFL playing career (1999-2006) with the Eskimos winning two Grey Cups in 2003 and 2005. He recorded 476 catches for 6,715 yards and 43 touchdowns in 118 games. Then he became a scout for Edmonton and ascended to the general manager position.

Changes could come as the transition happens and if Hervey can help get the Lions back in the playoffs he could earn more term in B.C.