VANCOUVER -- After being released by the Argos earlier today, the BC Lions announced that Jarious Jackson will sign a one-day contract with the team later in the week in order to retire as a Leo and will then join the coaching staff as quarterbacks coach.
“Jarious has long been thought of as a very talented quarterback with a very gifted football mind,” said head coach Mike Benevides. “His playing experience will be a tremendous asset to Jacques Chapdelaine and the offensive coaches as well as our players.”
Jackson comes off a championship season with the Toronto Argonauts in 2012 and now rejoins the Lions after a playing career in BC that spanned the 2005 to 2011 campaigns.
“I’m thrilled to be coming back to BC and I am very grateful to Mike Benevides for the opportunity to join the club as a coach,” said Jackson from his vacation spot in Mexico. “I have enjoyed a wonderful playing career and I’m excited about the next phase of my football life.”
Jarious Jackson will sign a one-day contract with the team later in the week in order to retire as a Leo and will then join the coaching staff as quarterbacks coach.