The Edmonton Football Team has extended the contract of general manager Brock Sunderland.
President Chris Presson and Sunderland completed the agreement prior to what would have been the 2020 CFL season, however, it was cancelled due to the coronavirus.
TSN reporter Farhan Lalji has the details: The Edmonton Football Team signed GM Brock Sunderland to a multi-year extension. The deal keeps Sunderland as GM through 2023, matching the length of the deal given to coach Scott Milanovich. The extension was signed early in 2020.
Sunderland was hired by Edmonton prior to the 2017 season. He’s compiled a 29-25 record in three years as GM of the green and gold. Edmonton has made the playoffs in two of his three seasons at the helm, but lost in the West Final during his first year and East Final last year. The 41-year-old Sunderland fired Jason Maas and hired Milanovich following the post-season defeat.
Prior to moving out west, Sunderland spent four years as the assistant general manager for Ottawa and helped the Redblacks win the 2016 Grey Cup. The Great Falls, Montana native entered the CFL in 2004 as a scout with the Montreal Alouettes and advanced to director of scouting for the Als.
After three seasons in La Belle Province, Sunderland joined the New York Jets in 2007 as a scout and worked for gang green until 2012. The Jets made back-to-back appearances in the AFC Championship during his time in New York — 2009 and 2010.
As the league moves towards a return to football in 2021, Sunderland is secured for the foreseeable future in Edmonton.