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NFL/XFL Vet QB Chase Litton Signs with Blue Bombers

Chase Litton is back playing professional football. Yesterday, the 6’5 former Marshall QB signed a contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers joining a QB room consisting of Zach Collaros, Dru Brown, and Dakota Prukop. Litton who many thought would transition to the USFL for the inaugural season was passed over not only in the inaugural and supplemental drafts, but also in free agency as Luis Perez and Montell Cozart were both signed over him when injuries struck the USFL.

Litton now makes his second stop in the CFL most recently, having been in camp with the Ottawa RedBlacks in 2021 before being released that July. Before joining the CFL, Litton had stints in the NFL with the Chiefs and Jaguars, and with the XFL’s Tampa Bay Vipers. Litton’s experience traveling around the country in different leagues in addition to his time in camp with the RedBlacks is extremely encouraging for the 26-year-old signal caller.

Litton has been around some pretty notable names during his time playing football. From learning from Andy Reid, he’s worked with Patrick Mahomes, Chad Henne, and Nick Foles. All Quarterbacks who have had some measure of success in the NFL. Though he has never appeared in an NFL regular season game, Litton has performed pretty during the Pre-Season, throwing for 575 yards, and 4 Touchdowns in Seven games.

Though Litton may be considered a long shot to make the roster, it does say a lot that he is still on the radar of many professional teams. Litton who many thought was going to be a 1st rd draft pick in the USFL, has continued to work towards meeting his goal of being a professional Quarterback. Regardless of his future in the CFL, Litton once again has an opportunity to not only showcase his skills for Canadian teams but also for the 48 other (32 NFL, 8 USFL, 8 XFL) American teams always looking for talented players at the position.

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