Eskimos sign star QB Trevor Harris through 2020

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos made a big splash on the opening day of free agency, signing veteran free agent quarterback Trevor Harris through 2020.

One of the CFL’s top quarterbacks, Harris became a free agent at 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Harris fills the void left by Mike Reilly, the CFL’s top-ranked free agent who signed with the BC Lions.

“The Edmonton Eskimos are excited to announce Trevor Harris as our new franchise quarterback,” said Edmonton Eskimos General Manager & VP of Football Operations Brock Sunderland. “He’s a talented and proven winner who’s shown the ability to lead his team to the Grey Cup.”

“I’m excited to join the City of Champions and Edmonton Eskimos led by Brock Sunderland and Jason Maas,” said Trevor Harris. “I’m very blessed to have their belief and i’m excited to get to work and start our pursuit to the Grey Cup with my teammates!”

Harris led his Ottawa REDBLACKS to the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw in 2018 in his second season as the team’s starting quarterback. During the regular season, the 32-year-old completed 431 of his 615 pass attempts for 5,116 yards, 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.


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Before joining the REDBLACKS in 2016, Harris spent four seasons (2012-2015) with the Toronto Argonauts. In 72 career games, the six-foot-three, 212-pound pivot has thrown for 18,155 yards, 104 touchdowns and 46 interceptions.

Harris was named an East Division All-Star in 2016 and has won two Grey Cups, in 2012 with the Argonauts and in 2016 with the REDBLACKS.

He was ranked No. 3 on’s top 30 pending free agent list.