The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed all-star quarterback Zach Collaros to a three-year contract extension to maintain him in blue and gold through the 2025 season.
The CFL’s reigning most excellent participant, Collaros was scheduled to change into a free agent in February.
Collaros, 34, joined first the Bombers late within the 2019 season and had an instantaneous impression after then-starting QB Matt Nichols in addition to backup QB Chris Streveler went down with accidents.
Collaros received 4 straight video games to assist the group seize its first Grey Cup championship in 29 years with a 33-12 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
He led the Bombers to a second consecutive Grey Cup in 2021 — the 2020 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic — additionally in opposition to the Tiger-Cats.
Collaros was named MVP of the championship sport and turned the primary Bombers quarterback to lead the membership to consecutive Grey Cup wins since Ken Ploen in 1961-62.
His win-loss document as a starter for the Bombers is now 31-4.
The main candidate for probably the most excellent participant award once more in 2022, he has posted career-high passing totals this season, with 4,115 yards, and launched the Bombers to high spot within the CFL with a 14-2 document.
He has additionally thrown 35 touchdowns this season to lead the league and tie him with Tom Clements for third most in a single season in Bombers historical past.
It’s the second straight 12 months he has led the league in TD tosses after throwing 20 final season.
Collaros first signed within the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts in 2012 and has since appeared in 122 common season video games with Toronto, Hamilton, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg.
The Bombers acquired him in a commerce with the Argos on Oct. 9, 2019.
His efficiency this season has propelled Collaros up 15 locations on the CFL’s all-time passing yardage to twenty third total at 24,279.