Argos’ head coach Ryan Dinwiddie loves the versatility of ratio-breaker Cameron Judge

It’s easy to tell why Toronto Argonauts head coach Ryan Dinwiddie wanted national defender Cameron Judge on his team.

The Argos signed Judge to a one-year contract for the 2021 season during free agency in February.

“Cam Judge being a ratio-breaker — really good player,” Dinwiddie told The Waggle podcast host Donnovan Bennett.

“He can play in the sky as a defensive back, he can play in the box as a linebacker. He’s going to allow Glen [Young] to have some flexibility to do some different things with his scheme.”

Judge has the ability to raise the level of a defence all by himself because offences never know where he’s going to line-up on the field. His versatility is why defensive guru Chris Jones fell in love with Judge during the CFL Draft evaluation process and selected him second overall in 2017.

The 26-year-old recorded a career-high 61 tackles, 11 special teams stops, five sacks, two interceptions, and one forced fumble in 2019 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was named the West Division’s Most Outstanding Canadian for his efforts with the Green and White.

Regardless of passport, Judge is highest-paid linebacker in the CFL and Dinwiddie believes the investment will pay off for the Argos.