Brock Sunderland wants to extend franchise quarterback Mike Reilly.
“We’ve discussed it, both he and his agent, we’re in very preliminary discussions and being candid kind of see where the CBA goes a little bit. But we’ve started very preliminary discussions,” Sunderland told TSN‘s Dave Naylor.
“I’ve indicated to them that we want him there long-term and feeling is mutual, so we’ll work on that and try to get that done.”
The 2015 Grey Cup champ and MVP enters the final year of his contract in 2018, which will pay him over $500,000. Reilly, 32, is coming off a CFL MOP season, the best of his career statistically. He threw for 5,830 yards, 30 touchdowns and 13 interceptions on a 68 per cent completion rate, adding 390 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground.
One of Reilly targets Derel Walker is a pending free agent, but it seems the talented pass catcher could be back in green and gold.
“We’ve been in discussions. I think there’s a good likelihood,” Sunderland said about getting a contract extension done with Walker.
“He does want to explore the NFL. We’re talking daily so I feel like it’s trending in the right direction.”
Walker returned from Tampa Bay Bucs training camp in 2017 to post 48 catches for 634 yards and two touchdowns in eight games while scoring a rushing touchdown too.
Sunderland looks to lockdown two important members of Edmonton’s offence.