Leading the ship: Toronto Argos re-sign quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson for 2022 season

Photo courtesy: Adam Krueger, Toronto Argonauts

The Toronto Argonauts have signed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to a one-year contract extension for the 2022 season, per sources.

The 33-year-old Bethel-Thompson suited up in all 14 regular season games, starting nine and producing a 7-2 win-loss record, for the Argos during the shortened 2021 schedule. He completed 66 percent of his passes for 2,303 yards with 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while rushing 10 times for 71 yards, averaging 7.1 yards per carry.

The six-foot-four, 220-pound QB has played 56 career CFL games, passing for 8,530 yard with 47 touchdowns and 34 interceptions while completing 67 percent of his attempts. Bethel-Thompson has carried the football 58 times for 347 yards and two touchdowns, averaging six yards per carry.

Prior to his time in the CFL, he made nine NFL stops with five different teams between 2011 and 2016; San Francisco (three times), Miami (twice), Minnesota (twice), New England and Philadelphia.

During that time he also played with the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League, the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League and was on the practice roster of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers until his move to the Argos.

Bethel-Thompson joined Toronto in 2017 and helped the organization win its 17th Grey Cup that year. He helped the Argos to a first place finish in the East Division (9-5) last season.