The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Jermarcus Hardrick to a one-year contract extension for the 2022 season, according to TSN reporter Farhan Lalji.
The six-foot-five, 320-pound Hardrick will be entering his eighth CFL season in 2022 and sixth with Winnipeg. He has played in 78 games since joining the Bombers prior to the 2016 season, including starting both the 2019 and 2021 Grey Cup victories at right tackle.
The 31-year-old has had brief stints with the NFL, AFL, B.C. Lions, and Saskatchewan Roughriders. Winnipeg became his long-awaited professional home. He was named a West Division all-star in 2017 and a CFL all-star in 2021 while being a consistent performer on an offensive line that has been among the league’s best in recent years.
The University of Nebraska product started jumping into the stands at IG Field following touchdowns in 2016, a celebration that has been coined the ‘Hardrick Hop.’ It’s easy to see why Hardrick has become a fan favourite in Winnipeg given how much fun he likes to have on the field.
Given his popularity, the news of Hardrick’s extension is sure to have fans in Winnipeg hopping with joy.