Zach Collaros is a Saskatchewan Roughrider.
On Wednesday morning, the team announced it is sending its 2nd round pick in the 2018 CFL draft (10th overall) to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the 29-year-old Collaros.
Collaros has spent six years in the CFL–four with the Ti-Cats.
Over the last four seasons with the Ti-Cats, he has completed 930 of 1,396 passes (66.6%) for 11,342 yards and 66 touchdowns in starting 43 of 53 regular-season games. He also started two playoff games and the 2014 Grey Cup.
“We’re very excited, it’s a great day for Roughrider football. We’ve acquired a guy who is a proven winner,” said Riders assistant GM and vice-president of football operations Jeremy O’Day. “Zach has won at all levels that he’s played at.”
Collaros was not at Mosaic Stadium Wednesday as he is on a holiday in Mexico.
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The Hamilton Spectator managed to reach him and he is excited at where the new chapter in his CFL career is taking him.
“It’s change, it’s a new opportunity,” Collaros told the Spectator’s Drew Edwards. “I don’t think I could be going to a better place from a fan standpoint, from an organizational standpoint, with the players they have. It’s a tremendous opportunity for me.”
The move leaves the team with Collaros, Kevin Glenn, Brandon Bridge, Vernon Adams Junior and Marquise Williams as their quarterbacks.