The Toronto Argonauts have fired general manager Jim Popp.
Popp was hired by the Argos in February 2017. He signed a three-year contract which ran out at the end of the 2019 season. The 54-year-old was making around $600,000 annually.
His first year in Toronto the Argos finished 9-9, which was enough for first place in the East Division and a bye to the East Final. Ricky Ray led a late drive for the boatmen to come back and beat Saskatchewan, advancing to the Grey Cup. Toronto upset Calgary to win the CFL championship.
The double blue were dead last in 2018 with a 4-14 record — Marc Trestman lost his job because of it. Once again, the Argos have the worst record in the CFL at 2-12 through 14 games. Popp’s win-loss mark since a Cinderella run to the Grey Cup is 6-26.
Prior to joining the Argos, Popp oversaw Grey Cup winning teams in Baltimore (1995) and Montreal (2002, 2009 and 2010). His teams have gone a combined 269-203-1 with a 27-17 playoff record. As a head coach, Popp sports a 22-36 mark, 1-4 in the post-season. Popp spent two years as the Stallions GM, 21 in the same role for the Alouettes and nearly three with the Argos.