Nichols was released by the Grey Cup Champion Bombers last week after the club elected to commit long term to Zach Collaros. Nichols got off to a torrid start to the 2019 campaign as Winnipeg’s starter, completing 71 percent of his passes for 1,936 yards and 15 touchdowns while tossing just five interceptions.
However, after nine starts, the 32-year-old suffered a season-ending injury forced the Bombers to acquire Collaros from Toronto in a deal that would ultimately pay off with a championship six weeks later.
Following his surgery, the pivot said he’s on track to be ready to go for the 2020 season.
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