Rookie again: Canadian QB Brandon Bridge trading in helmet for police badge

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Former CFL quarterback Brandon Bridge appears to be moving on from football.

The Peel Regional Police announced on Friday that the Toronto native has joined their ranks.

Bridge spent last season with the Toronto Argonauts, Montreal Alouettes and B.C. Lions. He saw the field twice with the Lions where he connected on 14 passes for 194 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

Bridge spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons in Saskatchewan after signing with the Riders in August 2016. In 2018, Bridge played in eight games, completing 82-of-131 passes for 804 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. He also rushed 25 times for 110 yards.

Bridge worked out for the New York Giants in December 2017. He received an invite to the Dallas Cowboys’ rookie mini-camp after going unselected in the 2015 NFL draft but was not offered a contract.

Throughout his career, Bridge dressed in 69 games completing 255 passes for 2,679 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for another 325 yards and four touchdowns.

The six-foot-five, 235-pound pivot was originally drafted 31st overall by the Montreal Alouettes in 2015.