Decision made in the Hammer: Tiger-Cats re-sign quarterback Dane Evans

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed quarterback Dane Evans through the 2023 season.

Evans flew back to the Hammer this week to sign and make the deal official. He was scheduled to be a free agent on February 8.

“We are excited that Dane and his family have chosen to stay in Hamilton for the next two seasons,” president of football operations and head coach Orlondo Steinauer. “Dane is not just an outstanding quarterback, but an outstanding human being. His work ethic and authentic leadership skills make him someone that teammates naturally appreciate.”

The 28-year-old Evans made 18 total career starts, including 15 regular season starts, one playoff start and two Grey Cup starts over four seasons in Hamilton. For his career, he has completed 393-of-562 passes (70 percent) for 4,924 yards, 29 passing touchdowns and 18 interceptions, adding 66 carries for 309 yards and six rushing touchdowns. The Sanger, Texas native led the Ticats to its second consecutive Grey Cup appearance in 2021, completing four of nine passes for 21 yards before being forced to leave the game due to injury.

The six-foot-one, 218-pound University of Tulsa product originally signed with the Ticats in October 2017 after a successful collegiate career where he registered 944 pass completions on 1,577 attempts for 11,680 yards, 84 touchdowns and 47 interceptions in 46 career games with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.