A year after he proclaimed Johnny Manziel would be the best player to ever play in the CFL, June Jones has made another sensational statement about current Ticats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli.
“I think he’s the best quarterback in the league,” Jones said on TSN 1150 radio in Hamilton.
Jones named Masoli the Ticats starter shortly after becoming head coach in late August 2017. The Tabbies were 0-8 at the time but Masoli led the Canadian Football League the rest of the season in passing yards (3,032) and rushing yards by a quarterback (384) and tied for second in passing touchdowns (15).
Masoli guided the Ticats to a 6-4 record through the final 10 games of the 2017 season, which earned him a lucrative two-year contract extension and solidified his starter status. The 30-year-old threw for over 5,200 yards, second most in the league, with 28 touchdowns (third in the CFL) against 18 interceptions during his first full season as the No. 1 QB in Hamilton.
“He’s got a much better understanding of what we’re doing and therefore his play got better,” Jones said.
Mike Reilly, Bo Levi Mitchell and Trevor Harris raised the pay scale for quarterbacks during free agency in mid-February and Masoli is set to become a free agent in February 2020 – he could see a large salary increase with another strong season.
“I’m watching all the cutups – every pass we threw last year – and I still see things that I can help him to even get better,” Jones said.
“To me, the sky is the limit with him right now.”