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Sunday, February 24, 2019


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Free agent QB Brandon Bridge has signed a one year deal with the Toronto Argonauts, according to the website

3Down CFL Insider Justin Dunk has the story here:

I'm told the Roughriders did not offer Bridge a contract.

The 6'5", 235 lb pivot was born and raised in Toronto, but played his college football at South Alabama. He was a 4th round pick in the 2015 CFL Draft by the Montreal Alouettes and spent time in 2015 and 2016 with the Als. After being released in August of 2016 by Montreal, Bridge was soon signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he spent the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Meanwhile the Leader Post's Rob Vanstone has information on what the Roughriders are paying newly re-signed QB Zach Collaros.

Vanstone reports Collaros is scheduled to earn $300,000 in 2019 which includes a signing bonus of $175,000 (I thought Commissioner Ambrosie instructed teams not to pay off-season bonuses?).

The deal could reach $400,000 if Collaros hits certain bonuses.



Anonymous said...

Nick Marshall 2020 GC winning qb.

SWC said...

Well, there was no sense in him staying with the Riders and playing under McAdoo. Maybe a new OC will get him turned around.

Anonymous said...

Good for him, he was going nowhere under this SYSTEM. If he comes back and bites the riders I can here the fans screaming already. He has size, strength, to be able to withstand some hits.

Steve said...

Bridge coming home to the GTA could be a very good thing

Anonymous said...

It had to happen and now they have to get off their Ass and get a real QB because one more Collaros head shot and that will be it.

John Knight said...

You are likely right about another head shot. But look at the positive, he could replace Don Cherry

Anonymous said...

We won't get a QB until we get a new OC.

Anonymous said...

Who is that QB going to be? It won't be Reilly, Mitchell or Harris. Once again, you are all so quick on identifying the problem, but you predictably hide your head in the sand when it comes to an answer.

Cmon, play GM and show us how you are so much smarter than O'Day.

Lyle Pederson said...

Glad to see someone willing to give Bridge another shot. But have a bias ... love QBs that can move around. Think Cory will give him some room to use his strengths.

Anonymous said...

Just ask a couple qbs around the league what they think of a Maccrap offence!!

Anonymous said...

Nick Marshall the long term qb answer sitting right there on the Rideriders roster. Rider management doing the organisation and Riderville a major disservice if they don't give Nick a look see with legitimate game time play. Various people say the Roughriders in rebuild mode, so get it going already. Nick Marshall qb.

Clair Voyant

Anonymous said...

"Cmon, play GM and show us how you are so much smarter than O'Day"

It's not O'Day's fault. Chris Jones saddled him with Stephen McAdoo.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. Start watching college games etc to identify the talent that all CFL teams have been watching and send in your list of QBs to sign.

It's one thing to identify them and another to get them here.

Anonymous said...

And you have watched all his game film? His throwing mechanics? Know his arm strength? Know his QB IQ? Know his leadership abilities? Know his practise habits?

Shall I keep going?

Anonymous said...

Bridge 3rd string maybe practice roster in Toronto. Out of the league by mid season.

Tim said...

Good luck in Toronto Brandon.
I don’t know if we gave you the best chance at success in Sask.
I don’t think the play calling was made to suit your strengths.
Others on here blame McAdoo. They may be right, but I think Chris Jones
was at least part of the problem and hamstrung our OC. I hope
I am right that this year McAdoo will be given more reigns and
that he will have much more success.

Anonymous said...

Clair Voyant knows all.

Anonymous said...

Bridge is third string at best. Will be cut after camp. Argos plan to start Franklin and will back up by McBeth.

Enough about Bridge getting his "chance". He's been in the league for five years.

Anonymous said...

Here here...

Most QBs dont get as much time to prove that they can start as Bridge has. I want him to succeed, I really do but to say he never had his chance? C'mon now!

When you get your chances you have to make the most of them. If that means running the offence that the coach is calling then you better be able to run that offense.

Better QBs than him have run a bad offense and succeeded in running it the way the coach calls it.

No more excuses!

Mike D.

Steve said...

Bridge has been bounced around so much.
2 yrs at Alcorn St
2 yrs at South Alabama
Nflpa bowl.
2 years with Montreal
3 years in sask
He has been 3rd string to backup
To 4th on Pr. To strarter. To backup to starter. To now the Argos.
Yet he is still just 26. Idk if he can be successful or not. But some stabilty could help.

Steve said...

Hmmm Really. So if thats the case. Why / who kept him on D as cb instead of the horrible brandon bridge????
Could it be a defensive minded HC?