Calgary Stampeders sign quarterback Jake Maier to two-year contract extension

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The Calgary Stampeders have signed quarterback Jake Maier to a two-year contract extension, the team announced on Tuesday. He is now tied to the team through the 2024 season.

The 25-year-old has completed 76.4 percent of his passes this season for 1,653 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions. He took over as Calgary’s starting quarterback in Week 12 and has since led the team to a 3-2 record.

“Jake’s play has been very consistent and, for a young quarterback, he’s been very efficient,” said team president and general manager John Hufnagel in a statement. “Like any young player, he still has room for more improvement but we believe he has a very bright future. It was important for the organization to get this extension done before the end of the season and we’re pleased that Jake has made this commitment to the team.”

Maier dressed for 11 games in 2021 and made three starts while Bo Levi Mitchell recovered from a broken leg. The team went 2-1 in those games and Maier finished his rookie season by completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,211 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions. He also carried the ball 16 times for 31 yards and two scores.

Mitchell recently surpassed Canadian Football Hall of Fame quarterback Henry Burris to become Calgary’s all-time passing yardage leader. The two-time CFL Most Outstanding Player started nine games this season and completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,010 yards, nine touchdowns, and six interceptions.

The team doesn’t appear to have made any decisions regarding the future of the 32-year-old quarterback, indicating they are open to all possibilities moving forward.

“In regards to Bo Levi Mitchell, we plan to speak to him at the conclusion of the season and we’re keeping all options open,” said Hufnagel. “Bo has been a tremendous player for the Stampeders for a long time and he has continued to be a great teammate and a great leader.”