EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have signed quarterback Mike Reilly to a contract extension, keeping him in Green and Gold through the 2016 season.
In 18 games (18 starts) last season, Reilly completed 305-of-512 passes for 4,207 yards (59.6% completion rate), 24 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. His passing yards and TD passes ranked second in the CFL.
In Week 8, against Toronto, Reilly passed for 511 yards – the fourth highest in a single game on the Eskimos all-time list.
Reilly also carried the ball 84 times for 709 yards (8.4 avg.) and one touchdown. He led all CFL quarterbacks in rushing and ranked fifth in the league. He is the first quarterback since 2007 to run for over 700 yards in a single season.
Reilly was originally traded to Edmonton from BC on Jan. 31,2013 along with the Lions’ second round pick in the 2013 CFL Canadian Draft in exchange for Edmonton’s second round picks in the 2013 and 2014 CFL Canadian Drafts.