Report suggests Fajardo has restructured his 2021 contract to help Riders out

In an effort to help his team keep its core together, there is a report suggesting Riders quarterback Cody Fajardo has restructured his contract for the 2021 season.

Justin Dunk of “3 Down Nation” is reporting Fajardo has converted his $180,000 roster bonus, which was due on February 1, 2021, into a $140,000 signing bonus. That lowers his hard money total for the upcoming year to $405,000. By doing this, the Riders save around $40,000.

After being called into duty after the first series of the 2019 season when Zach Collaros was injured, Fajardo became one of the CFL’s biggest stories in 2019 as he threw for a CFL-leading 4,302 yards with 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions while running for 611 yards and 10 touchdowns.  For that, he was named the Western Conference nominee for Most Outstanding Player.

Fajardo is due to be a free agent at the end of the 2021 season, but Riders GM Jeremy O’Day has said getting him signed to a contract extension is one of his main priorities.




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