February 13, 2019

REDBLACKS reach a deal with former Lion QB Jonathon Jennings

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — A day after losing their starting quarterback to Edmonton in free agency, the Ottawa REDBLACKS have began the process of filling the void left by Trevor Harris by signing Jonathon Jennings to a one-year deal.

Jennings was ranked No. 20 on CFL.ca’s top 30 pending free agent list.

“We are very excited to add a player of Jonathon’s pedigree to our roster,” said REDBLACKS General Manager Marcel Desjardins. “His experience and ability will add depth and competition to the REDBLACKS QB position.”

Jennings played in 10 games with the BC Lions last season, completing 161 of his 239 pass attempts for 1,628 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.


His best season with the Lions was in 2016, where the 26-year-old passed for 5,226 yards, 27 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

In 51 career games over four seasons with BC (2015-2018), the six-foot, 195-pound pivot has tossed 12,497 yards, 66 touchdowns and 51 interceptions. He also added 185 carries, 983 yards and six major scores on the ground.

Jennings joins a group of quarterbacks in Ottawa that includes Dominique Davis, Danny Collins and Will Ardnt.