The Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced international quarterback Darian Durant has agreed to a new contract for the 2016 season. As per team policy, financial details of the contract were not released.
Durant is set to enter his 11th season with the Green and White after originally signing with the team as a free agent in 2006. The 33-year-old University of North Carolina product will enter 2016 among the franchise leaders in all statistical passing categories. His 24,668 passing yards and 135 touchdowns each rank third among the Riders all-time leaders – also putting him inside the top 25 all-time CFL leaders in both categories.
Through 98 career starts, Durant has collected 54 wins, 42 losses and one tie while being named a West Division All-Star in 2009 and 2013.
He is a two-time Grey Cup champion having won with the Riders as the starting quarterback in 2013 and as a backup in 2007.