Toronto Argonauts: 5 questions ahead of the 2018 season

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OTTAWA, ON – NOVEMBER 26: The scoreboard after the Toronto Argonauts win the 105th Grey Cup Championship Game against the Calgary Stampeders at TD Place Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images) /

As the Toronto Argonauts make their final preparations for the new campaign, we look at five important questions which will help determine how successful they are in 2018.

Last season was truly a magical year for the Toronto Argonauts. However, it’s fair to say it was also unexpected.

Entering the 2017 campaign, not much was expected from the Double Blue. This was reasonable, given the fact they were tied for the CFL’s worst record the year before.

The first season at BMO Field was a disaster, as the Argos only won two of nine games. Throw in the reality they were going to be led by an aging and injury-prone quarterback, it didn’t look good for 2017.

What followed was a sight to behold. Ricky Ray started 17 of a possible 18 regular season games, and Toronto managed to go 6-3 at home.

The Argonauts were still underdogs come playoff time, courtesy of finishing with a 9-9 record. Regardless, they clinched a spot in the 105th Grey Cup and surprised the heavily favoured Calgary Stampeders with a dramatic fourth quarter comeback win.

Now, just like that, we’re nearly ready for another season of CFL football. The preseason starts for the Argos on June 2, followed by the real action two weeks later.

With this in mind, there’s a lot to discuss. Let’s consider five questions, which will help determine how the Toronto Argonauts’ season will play out.