‘Really good chance’ Argos re-sign QB Zach Collaros in the off-season

The Argonauts would like to bring Zach Collaros back in double blue even though Toronto traded the veteran quarterback to Winnipeg at the CFL trade deadline.

“He needs that opportunity to be put in that position where he can play a game that matters and we get a draft choice for that. If he happens to do well there and stay there then we get a number one in addition to that,” Clemons said on 620 CKRM radio in Regina.

“But we do have a pretty good feeling that he wants to be in Ontario. So it’s a little bit like a hired gun. We believe and desire to sign him back. We have a really good chance in the off-season of securing him back.”

General manager Michael Pinball Clemons made the final call to send Collaros to the Bombers as vice president of player personnel John Murphy orchestrated the deal. Collaros started his CFL career in Toronto and spent just over two months with the Argos after the Saskatchewan Roughriders sent him back to Southern Ontario in July.

The 31-year-old has a 34-31 win-loss record while completing 65 percent of his passes for 16,758 yards and 92 touchdowns against 51 interceptions in 73 games over nine seasons. Collaros led the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a Grey Cup appearance in 2014, narrowly losing to the Calgary Stampeders.

Clemons clearly has an affinity for Collaros.