Quarterback Toronto Argonauts
January 4, 2018 James Franklin News
RotoWire Fantasy Analysis
Franklin agreed to a two-year contract with the Argonauts on Thursday, Justin Dunk of 3downnation.com reports.
Franklin was dealt to Toronto in December, which gave the team exclusive rights to negotiate a deal with him until he hit the free-agent market Feb. 13. The Argos capitalized on the trade by locking up the 26-year-old through the 2019 season. During this past year, Franklin served as Mike Reilly's backup in Edmonton, throwing for 142 yards and two touchdowns in three appearances. Heading into next year, Franklin should be in the mix to challenge incumbent Ricky Ray for the starting gig, although Ray may decide to call it quits after 16 years in the league.