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Grey Cup Most Outstanding Player Henoc Muamba Returning To The Argos For The 2023 Season

The Grey Cup Champion Argos are getting their leader Henoc Muamba back for another run at a CFL championship in 2023. Toronto announced today that the team and Canadian superstar Henoc Muamba have agreed to terms on a new deal that will keep the Grey Cup MOP in Double Blue for a third consecutive season.

Henoc Muamba returns to champion Argos to defend the title

A potential ride off into the sunset will have to wait for one of the CFL’s most decorated defensive players.

The Argonauts are returning their unquestioned leader in a surprising move. There has been speculation that Henoc Muamba could call it a career. But also, the Argos’ activities during the off-season, of re-signing Wynton McManis, trading for Jordan Williams, and signing of All-Star LB/DB Adarius Pickett, suggested that maybe the team could be moving in a new direction at linebacker.

Argonauts defensive coordinator Corey Mace now has an embarrassment of riches on defence with his linebacking corps.

The return of Muamba not only further strengthens Toronto at linebacker. But it helps the Argonauts defend their title in 2023. The hometown and Grey Cup hero is back for one more ride. Before he rides off into the CFL Hall of Fame down the road.


TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts Football Club announced today the team had re-signed Canadian LB Henoc Muamba.

Muamba, 33, is back for this third season in Toronto after becoming only the second player to win the Grey Cup’s Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Canadian awards. The 6’0, 230lb linebacker had three tackles and a crucial fourth-quarter interception with just over three minutes remaining to help the Boatmen lift their record 18th Grey Cup in late November. Muamba, who reached the Grey Cup in his rookie year back in 2011 but lost, was able to find redemption 11 years later. The 10-year CFL veteran tallied 75 defensive tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions in 17 games last season, helping the Argos’ defence become one of the best units in the league. Muamba joined the Argos from Montreal, where he played from 2018-2019 and captured the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian award, a CFL All-Star nod in 2019, and an East All-Star nomination in 2018. Muamba, who grew up in Mississauga but was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, played for Saskatchewan from 2016-2017 and four games for Montreal in 2015 following a two-year stint playing for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. The St. Francis Xavier alum was drafted first overall by Winnipeg in 2011 and played his first three professional years with the Blue Bombers becoming a CFL All-Star for the first time in 2013. Muamba has amassed 592 defensive tackles, 78 special teams tackles, 17 sacks, eight interceptions, 14 forced fumbles, and one touchdown in 135 regular season games. He was nominated as his team’s Most Outstanding Canadian five times, Most Outstanding Player twice, and Most Outstanding Defensive Player three times.

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