QB Jonathon Jennings picks Redblacks over Argos

Quarterback Jon Jennings has chosen to play for the Ottawa Redblacks, per sources.

Jennings final choices were between the Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts.

Jennings played in 10 games for the B.C. Lions in 2018 after agreeing to a restructured contract last off-season. He threw for 1,628 yards, eight touchdowns, seven interceptions while adding 36 carries for 226 yards. But the Indianapolis Colts were still interested enough to work Jennings out in December.

Jennings went unselected in the 2014 NFL draft out of Saginaw Valley State. The Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers invited Jennings to their respective rookie mini-camps, but no contract was offered by any of the franchises.

The 26-year-old broke into the CFL in 2015 passing for 2,004 yards, 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in eight games.

After putting together a stellar 2016 by throwing for 5,226 yards and 27 touchdowns and leading the Lions into the playoffs, Jennings 2017 numbers were down across the board with just 3,639 passing yards as he had more interceptions (19) than touchdowns (16) in a disappointing 7-11 season on the Left coast.

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