Saskatchewan Roughriders fire offensive coordinator Jason Maas

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have fired offensive coordinator Jason Maas. The team will also not renew the contracts of receivers coach Travis Moore and offensive line coach and run game coordinator Stephen Sorrells.

Maas was hired as the offensive coordinator in Saskatchewan in December 2019 following a four-year stint as the head coach of the Edmonton Elks. He signed a contract extension with the team this past winter tying him to the organization through 2023, which will count against the organization’s operations cap.

The Riders missed the postseason this year after losing nine of their last eleven games to finish at the bottom of the West Division standings with a 6-12 record. Franchise quarterback Cody Fajardo was benched for the last two games of the season as second-year passer Mason Fine took over the controls.

The offence generated 21.5 points per game (seventh league-wide), 32 touchdowns (eighth), 302.6 net yards per game (ninth), 5.6 yards per play (ninth), 321 first downs (ninth), 96.5 rushing yards per game (fifth), 233.6 passing yards per game (eighth), and allowed 77 sacks, which was 24 more than the next-worst team.

Fajardo completed 70.3 percent of his passes this season for 3,360 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions and ran the ball 81 times for 357 yards and eight touchdowns. Though he hasn’t officially ruled out a possible return to Saskatchewan, he plans to test free agency this off-season.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.