Edmonton Elks sign quarterback Taylor Cornelius to two-year contract extension

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The Edmonton Elks have signed quarterback Taylor Cornelius to a two-year contract extension. He is now tied to the team through the 2024 season.

The 26-year-old has started Edmonton’s past eight games, compiling a record of 2-6. He has completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,936 yards, eight touchdowns, and six interceptions this season along with 49 carries for 291 yards and five touchdowns.

“Taylor’s a young up-and-coming quarterback,” said Elks’ assistant general manager Geroy Simon in a statement. “He is trending in the right direction, so we’re excited about his future with the Edmonton Elks.”

Canadian quarterback Tre Ford is returning from injury for the Elks this week but Cornelius will remain the starter.

Cornelius signed with the Elks in 2021 and dressed for all 14 regular season games as a rookie. He completed 57.9 percent of his pass attempts for 1,936 yards, nine touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.

The Elks (3-10) are scheduled to visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-7) on Friday with kickoff slated for 9:30 p.m. EDT. A loss would officially eliminate Edmonton from postseason contention.