Hall of Fame CFL QB Henry Burris to join Jaguars coaching staff: report

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Hall of Fame CFL quarterback Henry Burris is set to join the coaching staff of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a report from Rod Pedersen.

Burris was hired by the B.C. Lions as an offensive consultant earlier this month, but was released from his contract on Friday after just 10 days with the team in order to pursue NFL opportunities.

The two-time CFL Most Outstanding Player most recently served as an offensive quality control coach with the Chicago Bears after catching on in July of 2020 as part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship program. Burris was not retained after the Bears fired head coach Matt Nagy following the 2021 season, but will now join former Super Bowl-winning head coach Doug Pederson’s staff in Jacksonville.

A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame induction class of 2020, the former CFL quarterback appeared in 277 regular season and 17 playoff contests split between four different teams from 1997-2016: Calgary (1997-1999, 2005-2011), Saskatchewan (2000, 2003-2004), Hamilton (2012-2013) and Ottawa (2014-2016).

In between his stints with the Roughriders, Burris played for the Bears from 2001-2002, completing 18 passes for 51 yards and three touchdowns in six total appearances.

The Spiro, Oklahoma native was a member of Calgary’s Grey Cup-winning team in 1998 and would earn two more rings as a starter: with the Stampeders in 2008 and the Redblacks in 2016, earning Grey Cup MVP for each of those performances.