REGINA — Brandon Bridge is staying in green. The Riders backup QB signed a one-year contract extension with Saskatchewan Wednesday afternoon, the club announced.
Bridge revived interest in the Canadian pivot, seeing significant action as part of a two-quarterback system in Saskatchewan alongside Kevin Glenn last season. Seeing action in 12 games, Bridge passed for 1,236 and 10 touchdowns on 92 of 138 passing.
“It is a real positive to get Brandon under contract for next season so we can continue to build with our core group of players,” Riders GM and head coach Chris Jones in a statement. “Brandon is a good young quarterback who has shown a lot of growth. A player with his size, athletic ability and competitive drive has unlimited potential.”
Earlier this week, Bridge spoke with CFL.ca senior columnist Chris O’Leary and although he didn’t confirm that he was going to re-up in Riderville he did allude to the support he had been receiving from Rider nation after a season full of milestones … Read More.
The Mississauga native came into the East Final at BMO Field in Toronto in November and almost took the Riders all the way to an improbable fourth-quarter comeback win against the eventual Grey Cup champion Argos. His touchdown pass to Duron Carter that day was the first a Canadian had thrown in a playoff game since Russ Jackson’s in the 1969 Grey Cup.
“I got a lot of support from a lot of fans. Especially Saskatchewan fans,” Bridge told O’Leary on Monday. “Going to restaurants and stuff, just being asked a bit more for photos and autographs, people starting to know who I was, they started appreciating what I was trying to do, and my play.
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