Hamilton Tiger-Cats all-star defensive back Delvin Breaux appears to have received a direct message from the Canadian Football League.
“CFL TOLD US TO START LOOKING FOR JOBS IN OFFSEASON – That’s God telling me it’s my time… So if y’all know Any Marketing /Branding agencies in The United States wanna work with a hard working, God fearing King, to make some moves, can’t keep sitting on my ass,” Breaux Tweeted.
The two-time CFL all-star is the league’s highest paid American defensive back, according to 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk. He’s earning approximately $200,000 per season on his current deal which runs through the 2021 season. Breaux recently recovered from off-season thumb surgery and was expected to be ready to go for the regular season.
“How can I be done when I still have a whole year left and the GREYCUP COMING TO HAMILTON #21 , Ihope so still … But there’s Work to be DONE,” Breaux Tweeted.
“I’m not done, Just gotta do what’s best for me and my son.”
Thanks to the failure of the CFL to pay its athletes, Breaux is looking for other ways to generate income amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Players have been waiting to hear whether a CFL season will happen and 2020, although athletes like Breaux aren’t going to wait anymore without searching for other jobs in the meantime.
Breaux played in 10 games during the regular season in 2019, making 26 tackles, one interception and forcing one fumble. The 30-year-old was a key member of the stingiest defence in the CFL, Hamilton gave up a league-low 344 points as the Ticats produced a franchise-best single-season record at 15-3.
Dissent is growing among the players and the league must move quickly before they lose more of their most marketable athletes.