Riders trade for quarterback Zach Collaros

By CJME News Staff
January 3, 2018 - 9:51am

The Roughriders have a new quarterback after trading a second-round draft pick to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for quarterback Zach Collaros.

The Tiger-Cats announced the trade on its website Wednesday morning with the Riders confirming the deal on Twitter shortly after.

The Riders gave up the 10th overall selection in the 2018 CFL Draft for the six-year CFL veteran.

Collaros is 29 years old and had recently lost his starting position to Jeremiah Masoli.

Collaros won a Grey Cup as the backup quarterback in Toronto in 2012.

Over the last four seasons with Hamilton, Collaros has completed 930 of 1,396 passes for 11,342 yards and 66 touchdowns. He also started two playoff games and the 2014 Grey Cup.

The Riders are expected to comment further on the trade later today.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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