The report of an imminent contract agreement between the Saskatchewan Roughriders was true.
The Riders announced the signing of the veteran quarterback to a 2018 deal Friday morning. On Thursday, T-S-N was reporting that the Green and White and the recently-acquired Collaros were close to agreeing on a restructured contract that would pay Collaros $460,000...the most ever paid to a Roughriders player in franchise history. Collaros was to receive somewhere in the range of $525,000 on his current deal, signed with Hamilton...from whom the Riders acquired Collaros back on January 3.
The 29-year-old Collaros threw for 1,767 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions over just nine games in 2017, his fourth and final year with the Tiger-Cats. Jeremiah Masoli received the Ticats' starting quarterback role last season when June Jones took over as head coach. Masoli played well and was awarded with a two-year contract extension earlier this month, a day after trading Collaros. Collaros will likely compete with Canadian Brandon Bridge for the starter’s role in Saskatchewan after Kevin Glenn signed with the Edmonton Eskimos last week. Following is the news release from the Riders...
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced international quarterback Zach Collaros has agreed to a new contract for the 2018 season.
The Riders recently acquired Collaros in a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The 29-year-old University of Cincinnati product is a veteran of six CFL seasons. After spending his first two years with the Toronto Argonauts, Collaros signed with Hamilton in January, 2014 as a free agent.
Over the last four seasons with the Ti-Cats, Collaros has completed 930 of 1,396 passes (66.6%) for 11,342 yards and 66 touchdowns in starting 43 of 53 regular-season games. He also started two playoff games and the 2014 Grey Cup.
Collaros was named the Tiger-Cats’ nominee as Most Outstanding Player in 2014 and 2015.
He won his first career Grey Cup in 2012 as a backup quarterback with Toronto.