CFL free agent rankings: quarterbacks

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This year’s free agent quarterback class is nothing like the star-studded crew of 2019 that included Bo Levi Mitchell, Mike Reilly, and Trevor Harris.

Even so, there are some intriguing passers available who are looking to establish or reestablish themselves as viable starters in the CFL.

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1) James Franklin, Free Agent

The 28-year-old didn’t live up to the hype in Toronto, throwing for 2,856 yards, eleven touchdowns and 15 interceptions over the past two seasons. He was released on Friday alongside a number of pending free agents.

2) Antonio Pipkin, Free Agent

Pipkin entered the 2019 season as Montreal’s starting pivot but lost the job to Vernon Adams Jr. after suffering an injury in the team’s first regular season game.

3) Jonathon Jennings, Free Agent

The 27-year-old has regressed since a 5,000-yard season in 2016, tossing for 1,154 yards, three touchdowns and seven interceptions last year in Ottawa.

4) Dakota Prukop, Toronto Argonauts

The Oregon product has seen limited action through three seasons in Toronto but tossed for three touchdowns on just 18 attempts in 2019.

5) Logan Kilgore, Edmonton Eskimos

The 29-year-old went 2-3 as Edmonton’s starting quarterback in 2019, throwing for 1,199 yards, six touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Best of the rest: Montell Cozart, Calgary Stampeders


1) Brandon Bridge, B.C. Lions

The 27-year-old wasn’t signed until late in 2019, passing for 194 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

John Hodge is a CFL insider and draft analyst who has been covering the league since 2014.