Official: Riders hire Jason Maas as offensive coordinator

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed Jason Maas to be the team’s offensive coordinator. 

Maas inked an agreement through the 2021 season. 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk first reported the deal between the two sides. 

Maas joins the Riders after spending the last four years as the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos. Under Maas, the Eskimos made the post-season three out of four seasons with one appearance in the West Final in 2017 and two appearances, via crossover, in the East Final in 2016 and 2019.

Prior to his time in Edmonton, Maas served as the offensive coordinator of the Ottawa Redblacks. In 2015 Maas was at the helm of an exceptional Ottawa offence that led the league in offensive yards, passing yards, and rushing touchdowns, saw Henry Burris named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player and produced four 1,000-yard receivers. From 2012 to 2014 Maas served as the receivers coach and eventually the quarterbacks coach of the Toronto Argonauts, winning a Grey Cup with the team in 2012.

His coaching career came after an 11-season CFL career as a quarterback. He won two Grey Cups with the Eskimos in 2003 and 2005, was named a CFL West All-Star in 2001 and was voted the Eskimos’ Most Outstanding Player in 2001 and 2004.

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