3 Key Points
- Ryan Hunter, acclaimed lineman, retains his position with the Toronto Argonauts following a contract extension.
- In the 2023 season, Hunter’s performance was crucial in the Argonauts’ exceptional record of fewest sacks allowed.
- This milestone reflects Hunter’s unique career journey, spanning CFL honors and a history-making stint in the NFL.
Toronto Argonauts Re-sign Ryan Hunter
In a move to secure their offensive stronghold, the Toronto Argonauts have confirmed extending Ryan Hunter’s tenure with the team. At 28, Hunter has been a linchpin for the Argonaut’s offense, playing all 18 games of the 2023 season.
Impressive 2023 Season
Hunter’s contribution was pivotal in setting the team’s record for the lowest number of sacks allowed, with only 19, significantly better than other CFL teams. This achievement not only places the team’s offensive line in a historical spot but also earned Hunter a well-deserved CFL All-Star nod, marking a high point in his fledgling two-year CFL career.
A Successful Journey in Football
Before his CFL days, the North Bay, Ont. native was a first-round pick for the Argonauts in 2018, though he initially pursued NFL opportunities with the Kansas City Chiefs, contributing to their Super Bowl LIV efforts. His journey also included a stint with the Los Angeles Chargers before eventually joining the Argonauts in 2022. It’s his talent and experience on such elite platforms that Hunter brought to the Argonauts, making key victories, including a win at the 109th Grey Cup and uniquely, holding both a Grey Cup and a Super Bowl victory, a rare feat in the sport.
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