Calgary Stampeders’ quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell took to his Instagram page on Monday to say a final goodbye to the city he’s called home for the past decade.
Hey Calgary, what a ride! 10 years! I Will always look back on these days, good or bad, and smile. The tough times made the great ones so sweet! Thank you to all the fans and season ticket holders through the years that supported us. To all my teammates that wore the Red and White, THANK YOU! It will never be lost on me how lucky was to share the field with you! I AM NOT ME WITHOUT YOU!
The Grey Cup Wins, Losses.. and everything in between.. We did it together and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
One last time .. GO STAMPS GO
The post garnered over 2,500 likes on Monday with teammates such as Jake Maier, Folarin Orimolade, Malik Henry, Shawn Lemon, Kamar Jorden, Branden Dozier, Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund, Fraser Sopik, Jonathan Moxey, Luther Hakunavanhu, Jonathan Zamora, and Charlie Moore offering comments of support.
A number of other CFL players from the past and present also gave props to Mitchell in the comment section, including Vernon Adams Jr., Jerome Messam, DeVier Posey, Jesse Lumsden, Shaq Richardson, Chris Matthews, Greg Peach, Shamawd Chambers, Dakota Prukop, Ante Milanovic-Litre, and Ese Mrabure.
Mitchell’s wife, Madison, also expressed her gratitude for Cowtown in an Instagram post that featured photos of the couple through the years as they added two children to their young family.
Looking back at our time and journey in Calgary. From two kids, fresh out of EWU, to having two kids of our own. It’s pretty amazing to look at all the memories and friends we’ve made, and so crazy how fast time has flown by. Thank you Calgary for 10 amazing seasons. And thank you Bo from the National Championship, to multiple Grey Cups, to wherever football takes us next, I’ll always be there cheering you on. Love you beyond beyond beyond. @bolevimitchell
Mitchell entered the West Semi-Final late on Sunday in relief of Jake Maier but was unable to help his team complete the comeback in a 30-16 loss to the B.C. Lions. He reiterated after the game that he plans to move on from the Stampeders this off-season as he pursues a starting job elsewhere in the league. He is set to become a free agent in February 2023.
The 32-year-old threw for 32,541 yards, 188 touchdowns, and 89 interceptions over 10 seasons with Calgary and became the club’s all-time leading passer in August. He won two Grey Cups as a member of the team and was twice named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player.