February 14, 2023

Heading to Riderville: Harris signs with Saskatchewan

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REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders are taking their offence in a new direction in 2023, having signed quarterback Trevor Harris to a two-year contract.

Harris is the 13th-ranked player in CFL.ca’s top 30 free agents list.

Harris, 36, made 331-462 passes last season in Montreal, for 4,157 yards and 20 touchdowns. He assumed starting quarterback duties in Week 3 and helped steer the Alouettes through a difficult 2-6 start that saw the team finish at 9-9. Most important, Harris led the Als to the Eastern Final for the first time since 2014, where they fell to the eventual Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts.

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Trevor Harris has signed a deal with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (Kevin Sousa/CFL.ca)

Harris was the league’s third-leading passer in 2022. He arrived in Montreal in 2021, after the Edmonton Elks had traded him amidst a losing season. Harris eventually supplanted Vernon Adams Jr. as the starter in Montreal and answered the questions of whether his career was at a turning point.

Through 10 CFL seasons, Harris has made 2,385 of 3,372 passes for 28,610 yards, with 154 touchdowns to 71 interceptions. He’s been a member of two Grey Cup champion teams, with the 2012 Toronto Argonauts and the 2016 Ottawa REDBLACKS. As a starter, Harris led the REDBLACKS into the 2018 Grey Cup.

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