Fresh off signing his one-year extension with the Riders, Chris Jones was asked about the quarterback position, specifically Canadian Brandon Bridge.
"You know that we want you." Jones said he told Brandon Bridge after hearing about his NFL workout. But knows it's an incredible opportunity for him.
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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.
“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,” Jones said.
The 25-year-old’s pact with Saskatchewan expires in February.