The Toronto Argonauts are finalizing a deal quarterback Nick Arbuckle, according to TSN reporter Matthew Scianitti.
That comes after Ottawa released Arbuckle prior to a $150,000 roster bonus on Monday, February 1 after the two sides reached an impasse in contract renegotiations.
Arbuckle signed a two-year contract with Ottawa in January 2020 following a trade from the Calgary Stampeders. He was set to earn $430,000 in “hard money” in 2021 with incentives potentially taking the deal as high as $495,000.
The 27-year-old posted a 4-3 record as the starting quarterback in Calgary in 2019 while Bo Levi Mitchell was out due to injury. He completed 73 percent of his passes for 2,103 yards with eleven touchdowns against five interceptions and ran 27 times for 76 yards and four majors.
Ryan Dinwiddie served as the quarterbacks coach in Calgary during Arbuckle’s tenure with the Stamps. Now the head coach in Toronto, the reunion with Dinwidde and his former quarterback has happened in The Six.