2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season
The 2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season was the 62nd season for the team in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and their 87th season overall. This was the sixth season under head coach Mike O'Shea and the sixth full season under general manager Kyle Walters. The Blue Bombers qualified for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season on September 21, 2019 following an Ottawa Redblacks loss. The club later would go on to win their 11th Grey Cup championship and their first since the 1990 Grey Cup championship game, ending what was the longest active Grey Cup drought.
|2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season|
|Head coach||Mike O'Shea|
|General manager||Kyle Walters|
|Home field||IG Field|
|Division place||3rd, West|
|Playoff finish||Won Grey Cup|
|Team MOP||Willie Jefferson|
|Team MOC||Mike Miller|
|Team MOR||Kenny Lawler|
For the first time in its history, the CFL held drafts for foreign players from Mexico and Europe. Like all other CFL teams, the Blue Bombers held three non-tradeable selections in the 2019 CFL–LFA Draft, which took place on January 14, 2019. The 2019 European CFL Draft took place on April 11, 2019 where all teams held one non-tradeable pick.
|LFA||1||8||Sergio Pérez||RB||Dinos Saltillo|
|Euro||1||2||Thiadric Hansen||LB||Potsdam Royals|
The 2019 CFL Draft took place on May 2, 2019. The Blue Bombers held nine selections in the eight-round draft after acquiring the BC Lions' first-round pick in a trade which included their own first-round pick from the 2018 CFL Draft.
|1||4||Drew Desjarlais||OL||Windsor||Belle River, ON|
|1||5||Jonathan Kongbo||DL||Tennessee||Surrey, BC|
|2||14||Brady Oliveira||RB||North Dakota||Winnipeg, MB|
|3||25||Connor Griffiths||DL||British Columbia||Langley, BC|
|4||34||Asotui Eli||OL||Hawai'i||Kailua-Kona, HI|
|5||43||Malik Richards||WR||Mount Allison||Brampton, ON|
|6||52||Tariq Lachance||DL||Manitoba||Winnipeg, MB|
|7||61||Nick Hallett||DB||Toronto||London, ON|
|8||70||Kerfalla Exumé||DB||Montreal||Montreal, QC|
|B||Fri, May 31||7:30 p.m. CDT||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||W 20–3||1–0||None||IG Field||19,273||Recap|
|C||Thu, June 6||8:00 p.m. CDT||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||W 35–29||2–0||None||Mosaic Stadium||28,706||Recap|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||18||11||7||0||22||508||409||7–3||W1||Details|
|1||1||Sat, June 15||9:00 p.m. CDT||at BC Lions||W 33–23||1–0||TSN/ESPN2||BC Place||18,058||Recap|
|3||2||Thu, June 27||7:30 p.m. CDT||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||W 28–21||2–0||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||IG Field||25,336||Recap|
|4||3||Fri, July 5||6:30 p.m. CDT||at Ottawa Redblacks||W 29–14||3–0||TSN/RDS||TD Place Stadium||20,429||Recap|
|5||4||Fri, July 12||7:30 p.m. CDT||vs. Toronto Argonauts||W 48–21||4–0||TSN/RDS||IG Field||24,187||Recap|
|6||5||Fri, July 19||7:30 p.m. CDT||vs. Ottawa Redblacks||W 31–1||5–0||TSN/RDS||IG Field||25,350||Recap|
|7||6||Fri, July 26||6:00 p.m. CDT||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||L 15–23||5–1||TSN/RDS||Tim Hortons Field||23,512||Recap|
|8||7||Thu, Aug 1||6:00 p.m. CDT||at Toronto Argonauts||L 27–28||5–2||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||BMO Field||12,072||Recap|
|9||8||Thu, Aug 8||7:30 p.m. CDT||vs. Calgary Stampeders||W 26–24||6–2||TSN/RDS||IG Field||25,354||Recap|
|10||9||Thu, Aug 15||7:30 p.m. CDT||vs. BC Lions||W 32–16||7–2||TSN/RDS2||IG Field||24,914||Recap|
|11||10||Fri, Aug 23||8:00 p.m. CDT||at Edmonton Eskimos||W 34–28||8–2||TSN/ESPN2||Commonwealth Stadium||34,217||Recap|
|12||11||Sun, Sept 1||2:00 p.m. CDT||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||L 17–19||8–3||TSN||Mosaic Stadium||33,356||Recap|
|13||12||Sat, Sept 7||3:00 p.m. CDT||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||W 35–10||9–3||TSN||IG Field||33,134||Recap|
|15||13||Sat, Sept 21||3:00 p.m. CDT||at Montreal Alouettes||L 37–38||9–4||TSN/RDS||Molson Stadium||19,070||Recap|
|16||14||Fri, Sept 27||7:30 p.m. CDT||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||L 13–33||9–5||TSN/RDS2||IG Field||25,086||Recap|
|17||15||Sat, Oct 5||6:00 p.m. CDT||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||L 6–21||9–6||TSN||Mosaic Stadium||31,080||Recap|
|18||16||Sat, Oct 13||3:00 p.m. CDT||vs. Montreal Alouettes||W 34–25||10–6||TSN/RDS||IG Field||20,907||Recap|
|19||17||Sat, Oct 19||6:00 p.m. CDT||at Calgary Stampeders||L 33–37||10–7||TSN||McMahon Stadium||26,885||Recap|
|20||18||Fri, Oct 25||7:30 p.m. CDT||vs. Calgary Stampeders||W 29–28||11–7||TSN||IG Field||24,460||Recap|
|West Semi-Final||Sun, Nov 10||3:30 p.m. CST||at Calgary Stampeders||W 14–35||1–0||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||McMahon Stadium||24,278||Recap|
|West Final||Sun, Nov 17||3:30 p.m. CST||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||W 13–20||2–0||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||Mosaic Stadium||33,300||Recap|
|107th Grey Cup||Sun, Nov 24||5:00 p.m. CST||Hamilton Tiger-Cats||W 33–12||3–0||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||McMahon Stadium||35,439||Recap|
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Staff
Special Teams Coaches
- "Miracle in Montreal: Als stun Bombers with biggest comeback win in team history". cbc.ca. September 21, 2019.
- Dan Barnes (January 11, 2019). "'FUN ELEMENT': CFL set for inaugural draft of Mexican talent".
- "Mexico's top talent selected at CFL-LFA Draft". cfl.ca. January 14, 2019.
- "CFL to hold European lottery and draft in April". 3downnation.com. April 3, 2019.
- "Full results from the first ever European draft". cfl.ca. April 11, 2019.
- BC acquires first round pick in swap with Bombers
- 2019 Schedule
- CFL on TSN broadcast schedule
- ESPN+, ESPN Networks to Broadcast 2019 Canadian Football League Season
- CFL schedule through October 2019