Bethel-Thompson tells Argos he plans to play this season
Toronto Argonauts Grey-Cup winning quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson has informed the team that he is planning to play in 2023, TSN's Farhan Lalji reported Friday.
QB McLeod Bethel Thompson has informed #Argos that he is planning to play again in 2023. If he plays in @CFL it will be in Toronto. The club is hopeful for a final answer before the start of free agency but will be patient. Money is rarely the determining factor for MBT @CFLonTSN pic.twitter.com/gor9ZYSS3m— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) February 3, 2023
Lalji adds that if Bethel-Thompson is to play in the CFL in 2023, it will be with the Boatmen. The Argonauts are hopeful for a final answer before the start of free agency (Feb. 14 at Noon EST), but will be patient.
Bethel-Thompson, affectionately known as "Macbeth," had a career season in Double Blue in 2022. The San Francisco native threw for a career-high 4,731 yards, 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. The fourth-year Boatman completed 19 passes for 299 and two touchdowns in the Argos' 34-27 win over the Montreal Alouettes in the Eastern Final.
Bethel-Thompson played sparingly in the 109th Grey Cup against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as a dislocated thumb would see rookie Chad Kelly assume the quarterbacking duties for the deciding third quarter in Regina.
Bethel-Thompson threw for 203 yards before his exit.
A two-time Grey Cup champion with the Argonauts (2017, 2022) Bethel-Thompson has thrown for 13,261 yards, 70 touchdowns and 49 interceptions in 79 career CFL games.