Bombers sign Canadian QB Zack Mahoney

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Canadian quarterback Zack Mahoney.

Mahoney was a late add to the 2018 CFL draft class, but he went unselected.

Each team can bring two Canadian players, often draft-eligible athletes that were passed over, to training camp as long as they have not played a down in the CFL. Just like CFL draft picks those players do not count as part of the team’s 75-man roster. However, draft-eligible free agents like Mahoney do count towards the roster number.

The 6-foot-2, 192 pounder is originally from LaGrange Park, Illinois played one season of junior college ball before transferring to Syracuse and making the team as a walk-on. He began as the fifth-stringer but started four games, then served as the back up his last two seasons. Overall, Mahoney played in 25 career games, starting nine, and threw for 1,949 yards and 18 touchdowns against 10 interceptions with a 53 percent completion percentage. He added 100 carries for 242 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.