Multiple media sources have announced that the Montreal Alouettes and quarterback Cody Fajardo have agreed upon a two-year contract. The agreement is pending due to the ownership situation for the Alouettes. The contract will keep Fajardo with the Alouettes until the end of the 2024 season.
The former starting quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders ended the 2022 season on the bench for the Roughriders. Fajardo decided to agree to a contract with the Alouettes after his former offensive coordinator Jason Maas was fired by the Roughriders and then named as the Alouette’s head coach. He threw for 10,632 yards, 48 touchdowns, and 32 interceptions during his three-year stint as the starting quarterback with the Roughriders. In addition, Fajardo had 266 rushing attempts for 1,436 yards and 22 rushing touchdowns while leading the Roughrider’s offence from 2019 until 2022.
The 6’2″, 233-pound quarterback has played in the CFL since signing with the Toronto Argonauts in 2015. After serving a backup role for the Argonauts, the BC Lions signed Fajardo in 2018 to become their backup quarterback. The 30-year-old Fajardo comes to the Alouettes with positive CFL experience with the Roughriders and looks to continue that success as the quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes. Before coming to the CFL, Fajardo had a successful college career at the University of Nevada from 2011 until 2014; he also spent a short time with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2015.
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