Adarius Bowman’s new deal makes him highest paid receiver in CFL

Edmonton Eskimos receiver Adarius Bowman will be the highest-paid receiver in the league.

The two-year extension Bowman signed last week will pay him $260,000 this season and jump to $265,000 in 2018. Bowman received a $140,000 signing bonus on the new pact.

Those numbers put him tops among pass catchers and highest paid among non-quarterback skill position players in the CFL.

A three-time CFL all-star, Bowman set a team record last season with 120 receptions for a league-leading 1,759 yards and nine touchdowns. He’s amassed three straight 1,300-plus-yard years. In his nine CFL seasons, Bowman has amassed career totals of 568 receptions for 8,490 yards and 43 touchdowns. 

Bowman originally joined the Eskimos as a free agent in January 2011 after stints in Saskatchewan (2008) and Winnipeg (2009-10).

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Justin Dunk

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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7 Comments on Adarius Bowman’s new deal makes him highest paid receiver in CFL

  1. Who was the highest paid receiver prior to him?

  2. Much like Durant’s $500K deal post 2013 set the going rate for top QB’s, Bowman’s deal sets the bar for pending FA receivers &Van Zeyl’s reported $250K is a benchmark for elite OL FA’s. As in NHL the big boys will get paid & the small fish get what they can.

  3. DundasDude // February 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm //

    A lot of cabbage. A dominant receiver, but there are guys in Ottawa and BC I would prefer on my team.

  4. DundasDude // February 8, 2017 at 2:02 pm //

    Yes, and Emmanuel Arceneux, CatsClaw!

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