January 31, 2020

Eskimos extend QB Trevor Harris through 2022

Johany Jutras/CFL.ca

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have extended the contract of quarterback Trevor Harris, keeping him in Green and Gold through 2022, the team announced on Friday.

“Trevor gives us a chance to win every game that he steps on the field and his leadership and dedication off the field are second to none. We’re thrilled to keep him in the Green and Gold for the next three years and now we can start building around him,” says Brock Sunderland, Eskimos general manager and vice president of football operations.

Harris originally signed in Edmonton as a free agent on Feb. 12, 2019.

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In 13 games (13 starts) last season, Harris completed 343-of-478 passes (71.8%), for 4,027 yards with 16 touchdowns. He also recorded 48 rushes for 139 yards with six touchdowns. In the Eastern Semi-Final, Harris set a playoff record for consecutive completions (22) and completion percentage (92.3%).

“I’m grateful to be in Edmonton for the long haul. I have a deep conviction that we have something special building here and I wanted to show it through this contract, and I am thrilled to be part of it,” says Harris. “I can promise there will never be a day taken for granted that I get to be in the Green and Gold and the quarterback here. I’m viciously motivated to deliver daily for our fans and this city. I’m thankful for my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. My family and I are thrilled to be with the Eskimos for the foreseeable future!”

Last season, he was twice named CFL Player of the Week (Week 1, Week 10) and CFL Player of the Month (June, August). He also earned Eskimos Most Outstanding Player honours.

Prior to Edmonton, Harris spent four seasons with the Toronto Argonauts (2012-15) and three seasons with the Ottawa REDBLACKS (2016-18).

In 133 career games, he completed 1,855-of-2,267 pass attempts, amassing 22,182 yards with 120 touchdowns. He adds 706 yards on 181 carries with nine touchdowns.