Canadian QB Brandon Bridge in contract negotiations with Riders

Canadian quarterback Brandon Bridge has entered into contract negotiations with the Riders.

“Were actually in contract negotiations right now. My agent sent over a proposal. I guess we’ll find out what happens and see what Saskatchewan’s side wants to do. Definitely, I would love to stay here, but at the end of the day, it’s still a business,” Bridge said after the Riders last-minute 25-21 loss in the East Final.

Bridge went 92-0f-138 for 1,236 yards with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions while leading the Riders to a pair of wins, both on the road. He sparked the Riders offence in the East Final, completing 11-of-21 passes for 141 yards and one touchdown in the team’s defeat. That TD toss was the first by a Canadian in a post-season game since Russ Jackson in the 1969 Grey Cup.

“Yes, we’ve talked to him. Brandon’s a young guy I wanted him to concentrate on football and now that it’s over we can get started,” Jones said.

“It’s in a good position. I think he likes it here, I think he knows that our staff really likes him and wants to try to develop him as a quarterback. I do think that he brings a lot of really big intangibles to the position. Certainly, I feel like that there is growth that has to go on there in the off-season. He’s a dynamic young player.”

The 25-year-old’s pact with Saskatchewan expires in February. Fellow quarterbacks Kevin Glenn and Vernon Adams Jr. are under contract through the 2018 season.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.