- Free Agency
CALGARY — The short-lived Bo Levi Mitchell sweepstakes have come to an end as the league’s Most Outstanding Player has agreed to remain in Calgary for four more years.
Mitchell was rumoured to have offers on the table from both Saskatchewan and Toronto but elected to remain in Calgary where he has spent his entire career.
“It’s great to have Bo back for four more years,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “He had lots of options out there and I’m pleased he’s made this commitment to the Stampeders and that he’s chosen to continue building on his already-impressive legacy in Calgary.”
Mitchell led his Calgary Stampeders to a Grey Cup championship in 2018 while also earning his second Most Outstanding Player nod. He connected on 356 of his 585 pass attempts for 5,124 yards, 35 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in his seventh season in Calgary.
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The 28-year-old joined the Stampeders in 2012 but did not become the starting quarterback until 2014. He led the Stampeders to a Grey Cup victory in 2014, while also picking up his first Most Outstanding Player award. That season, Mitchell threw for 3,389 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Over his career, the six-foot-two, 198-pound pivot has thrown for 24,473 yards, 150 touchdowns and 59 interceptions. Mitchell was named a CFL All-Star in 2016 and 2018 and a West Division All-Star in 2015, 2016 and 2018.