Jennings signs with Redblacks; Riders re-sign Collaros
Former BC Lions quarterback Jonathon Jennings has signed with the Ottawa Redblacks, the team announced Wednesday.
The Redblacks are believed to have beaten out the Toronto Argonauts for Jennings' services.
Jennings hasn't necessarily been guaranteed a starting job with the Redblacks, with TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor reporting the offer involved opportunity to compete for playing time.
Jennings deal includes $250K in hard money with playing time incentives that could make the deal worth around $400K, per Naylor.
Jennings will have to beat out Dominique Davis for the starting position in Ottawa.
A native of Columbus, OH, Jennings spent the last four seasons with the Lions.
Jennings emerged out of camp last season as the team’s starter ahead of veteran Travis Lulay, but his struggles prompted Wally Buono to turn to Lulay after Week 4.
After a pair of injuries befell Lulay, Jennings, once again, became the team’s starter, only to again be benched in favour of Lulay by Week 18.
In 10 games last season, Jennings threw for 1,628 yards on 161-for-239 passing with eight touchdowns and seven picks. He also rushed for 226 yards on 36 carries.
Over four seasons and 51 games, Jennings has thrown for 12,497 yards on 980-for-1,474 passing with 66 touchdowns and 51 interceptions.