The Toronto Argonauts announced today that the club has re-signed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to a one-year extension.
The San Francisco, California native’s third season in Double Blue was the best of his career. He led the CFL with 26 touchdown passes and was third in the league with 4,024 passing yards.
“I’m very excited. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this 2020 campaign and what we’re building here,” said Bethel-Thompson, who is looking forward to working with new head coach Ryan Dinwiddie. “He played the position, he sees the field like a quarterback.
I have high, high expectations for myself and I think he does as well.”Bethel-Thompson, 31, had nine games where he passed for 300 or more yards, despite getting just 13 starts. In 10 of those games he threw for multiple touchdowns. The Sacramento State product also had a pair of games where he passed for over 400 yards.
“We’re thrilled to have him back,” said Argonauts Head Coach Ryan Dinwiddie. “Athletically, he’s got an arm that can make all the throws and he moves around in the pocket well, but the number one thing I love is his work ethic. Nobody works harder than McLeod does.”
A member of the 2017 Grey Cup champions, he backed up Ricky Ray in the Argos 27-24 win over Calgary.