Edmonton Eskimos President and CEO Len Rhodes announced Monday he will not be seeking another term with the club. Rhodes and the Eskimos Board of Directors have mutually agreed it is in the best interest of the organization to allow Rhodes to depart Feb. 20, the team announced in a release.

“During Len’s seven-year tenure leading this organization, he has made significant contributions and has brought considerable success to this team and the city. His hard work, perseverance and commitment to the team and the community have been admirable, and our Board of Directors wish to thank Len for his positive contributions,” Chair of the Board of Directors Brad Sparrow said in the team release.

“2019 was scheduled to be the final year of my Eskimos contract,” Rhodes said in the release. “Through the course of several recent conversations, it became clear to me that I want to pursue other opportunities. The Board and I felt it would be best if I left the organization now rather than at the end of 2019 to allow the football club to establish a plan to move forward. I will forever cherish my experience with this community-owned organization.”