CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is staying put and will be wearing the red and white for four more years.
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Just under four hours into free agency Tuesday, the pivot agreed to a new deal with Calgary.
Mitchell had a CFL-high and career-best 35 touchdown passes in 2018 to lead Calgary to the league’s best regular-season record at 13-5. He is the winningest quarterback in league history.
“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.”
He then passed for 253 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Stampeders’ 27-16 win over the Ottawa Redblacks in the Grey Cup final.
The 28-year-old native of Katy, Texas was a free agent this off-season.
Mitchell joined the Stamps in 2012 and has been the team’s starter since 2014. He is the only quarterback in franchise history to lead the team to multiple championships as a starter.
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Elsewhere, the B-C Lions landed the CFL’s top quarterback from the past three seasons. Mike Reilly signed a four-year deal with the Lions just after free agency opened.
Reilly led the league in passing the past three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos. However, the Eskimos got their own quarterback when they signed Trevor Harris several hours later.