2020 Montreal Alouettes season
|2020 Montreal Alouettes season|
|Head coach||Khari Jones|
|General manager||Danny Maciocia|
|Home field||Percival Molson Memorial Stadium|
|Division place||TBD, East|
The 2020 Montreal Alouettes season is scheduled to be the 54th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 66th overall. The Alouettes will attempt to improve upon their 10–8 record from 2019, make the playoffs for the second consecutive season, and win their eighth Grey Cup championship.
This would be the second season for Khari Jones as the team's head coach and offensive coordinator as he had the "interim" tag removed after he agreed to a three-year extension on November 26, 2019. This would be his first full season, including pre-season, as the team's head coach. This will be the first season under the ownership of S and S Sportsco, which is operated by Sid Speigel and Gary Stern. The new owners appointed Danny Maciocia as the team's general manager and named local businessman Mario Cecchini as the team's new president.
Training camps, pre-season games, and regular season games have been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The CFL announced on April 7, 2020 that the start of the 2020 season would not occur before July 2020. On May 20, 2020, it was announced that the league would likely not begin regular season play prior to September 2020.
CFL National Draft
The 2020 CFL National Draft took place on April 30, 2020. The Alouettes had ten selections in the eight-round draft, including four selections within the first 25 picks. Notably, the Alouettes traded their first-round pick to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the trade for Johnny Manziel.
|2||14||Marc-Antoine Dequoy||DB||Montreal||Montreal, QC|
|2||16||Cameron Lawson||DL||Queen's||Caledon, ON|
|3||22||Carter O′Donnell||OL||Alberta||Red Deer, AB|
|3||25||Benoit Marion||DL||Montreal||Montreal, QC|
|4||33||Brian Harelimana||LB||Montreal||Laval, QC|
|6||49||Andrew Becker||OL||Regina||Kelowna, BC|
|6||51||Jersey Henry||HB||Concordia||LaSalle, QC|
|7||60||Vincent Alessandrini||SB||Concordia||Laval, QC|
|8||66||Brock Gowanlock||DL||Manitoba||Duncan, BC|
|8||69||Colton Klassen||RB||Saskatchewan||Saskatoon, SK|
CFL Global Draft
The 2020 CFL Global Draft was scheduled to take place on April 16, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this draft and its accompanying combine were postponed to occur just before the start of training camp, which was also postponed. The Alouettes will select fifth in each round with the number of rounds still to be announced.
|B||1||Postponed||7:30 p.m. EDT||at Ottawa Redblacks||TBA||TD Place Stadium|
|C||2||Postponed||1:00 p.m. EDT||vs. Toronto Argonauts||TBA||Molson Stadium|
|1||1||Postponed||10:00 p.m. EDT||at Calgary Stampeders||TSN/RDS||McMahon Stadium|
|2||2||Postponed||9:00 p.m. EDT||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||TSN/RDS||Mosaic Stadium|
|4||3||Thu, July 2||7:00 p.m. EDT||vs. Ottawa Redblacks||TSN/RDS||Molson Stadium|
|5||4||Thu, July 9||8:30 p.m. EDT||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||TSN/RDS||IG Field|
|6||5||Fri, July 17||7:00 p.m. EDT||vs. Calgary Stampeders||TSN/RDS||Molson Stadium|
|7||6||Thu, July 23||10:00 p.m. EDT||at BC Lions||TSN/RDS||BC Place|
|8||7||Sat, Aug 1||7:00 p.m. EDT||vs. BC Lions||TSN/RDS||Molson Stadium|
|9||8||Fri, Aug 7||7:30 p.m. EDT||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||TSN/RDS||Tim Hortons Field|
|10||9||Thu, Aug 13||7:00 p.m. EDT||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||TSN/RDS||Molson Stadium|
|11||10||Fri, Aug 21||7:00 p.m. EDT||vs. Ottawa Redblacks||TSN/RDS||Molson Stadium|
|12||11||Fri, Aug 28||7:00 p.m. EDT||at Toronto Argonauts||TSN/RDS||BMO Field|
|14||12||Fri, Sept 11||7:30 p.m. EDT||at Ottawa Redblacks||TSN/RDS||TD Place Stadium|
|15||13||Fri, Sept 18||7:00 p.m. EDT||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||TSN/RDS||Molson Stadium|
|16||14||Fri, Sept 25||7:00 p.m. EDT||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||TSN/RDS||Tim Hortons Field|
|17||15||Sat, Oct 3||4:00 p.m. EDT||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||TSN/RDS||Molson Stadium|
|18||16||Mon, Oct 12||1:00 p.m. EDT||vs. Toronto Argonauts||TSN/RDS||Molson Stadium|
|20||17||Sat, Oct 24||4:00 p.m. EDT||at Edmonton Eskimos||TSN/RDS||Commonwealth Stadium|
|21||18||Sat, Oct 31||4:00 p.m. EDT||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||TSN/RDS||Molson Stadium|
Italics indicate American player • Bold indicates Global player • 85 Roster|
updated 2020-05-03 • • • More CFL rosters
Special Teams Coaches
- "Alouettes ink HC, OC Khari Jones to three-year extension". CFL.ca. November 26, 2019.
- "Alouettes – finally – begin contract extension negotiations with head coach Khari Jones". 3downnation.com. November 4, 2019.
- "Alouettes part ways with GM Kavis Reed". CFL.ca. July 14, 2019.
- "Ambrosie issues statement on behalf of CFL". cfl.ca. April 7, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
- "CFL provides update regarding 2020". Canadian Football League. May 20, 2020. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
- "CFL to hold global player combines in Europe, Mexico and, and Japan". press.cfl.ca. November 5, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
- "2020 CFL Draft". CFL.ca. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
- "Als acquire Johnny Manziel in blockbuster deal - CFL.ca". CFL.ca. July 22, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
- "Key dates to circle on your calendar in 2020". CFL.ca. January 27, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
- "CFL Global Draft rescheduled as lead-in event prior to training camp". CFL.ca. March 24, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
- "2020 Schedule". Retrieved December 19, 2019.