Lloyd Fairbanks #66 Montreal Concordes jersey.
So in 1986, Montreal was re-established as the Alouettes. With re-establishing the Alouettes moniker, the on-field performance was less than stellar. In the 1986 season, Montreal finished with a 4-14 record and once again missed the playoffs. In a move that shocked everyone in Montreal and Canada, the Alouettes decided on the eve of the regular season to fold the franchise in 1987, citing poor finances and the team struggling on the field.
All was not lost for Montreal though. After Baltimore folded after the 1995 season, Montreal was awarded with professional football again. With a new ownership and a new life, the Alouettes came back and never looked back.