Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign former Montreal Alouettes quarterback Matthew Shiltz

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed quarterback Matthew Shiltz to a one-year contract for the 2022 season, per sources.

Shiltz has played all four of his CFL seasons so far in Montreal. The 29-year-old has suited up for 50 games, completing 62 percent of his pass attempts for 1,866 yards with eight touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He’s rushed 50 times for 313 yards and two touchdowns.

After a standout high school career, Shiltz earned a scholarship to Butler University where he played 17 games during his final two seasons. He completed 58.7 per cent of his passes for 4,037 yards with 29 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while rushing for 857 yards and 13 touchdowns.

After going unselected in the 2016 NFL Draft, the six-foot-two, 205-pound Shiltz started working for Ernst & Young in Indianapolis. One year later, the Alouettes invited him to workout. He also had sessions with the Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders prior to inking a deal with Montreal in 2017.

Following the Ticats decision to re-sign Dane Evans over Jeremiah Masoli as the team’s starting quarterback, Hamilton wanted a veteran QB to back him up.