The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have added an all-star calibre defensive back in Delvin Breaux and it cost them.
Breaux will make just under $200,000 in hard money on the 2018 contract with the Tiger-Cats and it could easily go over that number with incentives. Multiple CFL teams inquired about Breaux’s services which drove the price tag up.
That makes Breaux the highest paid defensive back in the CFL, topping the approximately $175,000 earned by Canadians Antoine Pruneau (Ottawa) and Courtney Stephen (Hamilton) and well in excess of the around $150,000 being paid to American Tommie Campbell by the Montreal Alouettes.
Orlondo Steinauer was with the Ticats as the team’s defensive coordinator the two seasons Breaux played in the Hammer, coaching and developing him to elite status. Breaux followed the Ticats games while playing three seasons for the New Orleans Saints in the NFL. That familiarity helped the Ticats bring Breaux back as Hamilton secures an NFL calibre cover man.