Tiger-Cats re-sign quarterback Dane Evans to two-year contract

Hamilton Tiger Cats quarterback Dane Evans (9) prepares to throw during first half CFL football game action against the Toronto Argonauts in Hamilton, Ont., Monday, Sept. 6,2021. (Peter Power/CP)

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed quarterback Dane Evans to a two-year contract extension.

The new deal will keep the 28-year-old in Hamilton through the 2023 season.

Evans appeared in 10 games last season throwing for 787 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions to help the Tiger-Cats reach their second-straight Grey Cup appearance. He completed four of nine passes for 21 yards against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before leaving the championship game with an injury.

In 18 career CFL starts, Evans has completed 70 per cent of his passes for 4,924 yards, 29 touchdowns and 18 interceptions while also adding 66 carries for 309 yards and six rushing touchdowns.

“We are excited that Dane and his family have chosen to stay in Hamilton for the next two seasons,” president of football operations and head coach Orlondo Steinauer said in a statement. “Dane is not just an outstanding quarterback, but an outstanding human being. His work ethic and authentic leadership skills make him someone that teammates naturally appreciate.”

Evans joined the Tiger-Cats in 2017 after playing with the University of Tulsa where he had 11,680 yards, 84 touchdowns and 47 interceptions in 46 career games with the Golden Hurricane.

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