Winnipeg Blue Bombers agree to terms with veteran CFL quarterback Dakota Prukop

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms with American quarterback Dakota Prukop, according to sources.

The six-foot-one, 208-pound passer was released by the Edmonton Elks on Monday following the acquisition of a number of young quarterbacks, including former Ohio State star J.T. Barrett.

The 28-year-old has thrown for 467 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions over 49 career CFL games as a member of the Toronto Argonauts (2017-19), Calgary Stampeders (2020-21), and Edmonton Elks (2021). He has also rushed 38 times for 173 yards and two touchdowns.

Prukop started one game in 2019 as a member of the Argos, dropping a late-season contest to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats by a score of 21-18. He completed four-of-nine pass attempts for 118 yards and a touchdown and rushed three times for 14 yards.

The native of Austin, Texas dressed for six games as a senior with the University of Oregon Ducks in 2016 and completed 65.7 percent of his passes for 1,214 yards, eight touchdowns, and two interceptions. He had previously played at Montana State (2013-15) and threw for 5,584 yards, 46 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions.

The Blue Bombers dressed Sean McGuire as their backup quarterback during the 2021 CFL season, though he recently retired from football. He made one late-season start against the Montreal Alouettes last year in which he threw for 149 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions in poor weather.