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.