Canadian QB Brandon Bridge signs with Riders

Canuck quarterback Brandon Bridge has agreed to terms with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, per CFL sources.

Just over a week ago, the 24-year-old dual-threat pivot was released by Montreal after refusing to take a pay cut.

The Riders flew Bridge in on Sunday night for a workout on Monday.

Bridge, the six-foot-four, 229-pound signal caller, was selected by the Alouettes in the fourth round, 31st overall in the 2015 CFL Draft. He dressed in 14 games over two seasons while with Montreal. The Mississauga native started the final game of the regular season last season for the Als, completing 21 of 30 pass attempts for 220 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-24 defeat to Saskatchewan.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.

8 Comments on Canadian QB Brandon Bridge signs with Riders

  1. With Bridge’s measureables Jones probably wants to convert him to defensive end….OK, just kidding. He probably wants to convert him to a slot back.

    • Safety would be more likely, the Riders really need help there lol

      • Bridge’s 4.75s 40yd dash isn’t going to impress anybody. Bridge has all the tools to make it at QB. What he needs is for some team to have confidence that the league’s 1st “African-Canadian” quarterback is worth developing and grooming.
        Trust me, if a guy with Bridge’s talent can’t make it as QB in the CFL, we might as well give up on the whole idea altogether. Why pretend this is a Canadian league when the PRIMARY position in this game is American-ONLY…and always will be?

  2. He was never really given a chance in Montreal. I hope that this time he will.

  3. he can’t be that good his only start was a loss to the Riders.

  4. Whew Brandon. So glad you won’t have to resort to “illicit activities” to make a living. Popp has lost it. You’re WELL out of Montreal.

  5. Not sure WHERE to post this, since the last article REMOTELY about the Alouettes was 10 days ago…but.
    According to RDS and other sources, Jim Popp threatened his players Sunday, saying he would release them and use CFL-minimum salary replacements. Popp went on to say that the liberated players would have to pursue “illicit activities” to survive.
    3DownNation REALLY needs to get a writer on the Alouettes’ beat. This glaring omission disfigures an otherwise excellent CFL site.

    • If what is being written about Popp is true, then he’s lost the team if he hadn’t already, and it’s just a matter of time until ownership FINALLY does something. I feel for the players, and the fans. This kind of stuff is not good for anybody.

      I agree about the need to cover all teams well. I can’t remember if this site had an Als writer last year. It’s still a fairly young website though so hopefully more growth is coming.

      I feel like there’s a general lack of people who write about the CFL in Quebec outside of the Montreal media (where at least there is Zurkowsky, one of the best in the business). Is that a fair perception? I focus mostly on Ticat news as I’m a fan, but I do try read stuff from others who cover other teams and it feels like there is less to be found concerning the Alouettes.

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