The last time we saw Cody Fajardo in uniform, the Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback was laying face down on the Mosaic Stadium turf after a potential game-tying touchdown pass hit the crossbar on the final play of the 2019 Western final on November 17, 2019 sending Winnipeg onto the Grey Cup.
Fajardo will be back on that turf playing in front of Rider Nation August 6th as the CFL released its schedule for 2021 on Tuesday and he can’t wait to get going. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Fajardo said his phone blew up when official word of the shortened 14-game season was given and that he told GM Jeremy O’Day shortly after that he was “dang ready” to get going after a breakout 2019 campaign that saw the team come oh-so-close to the Grey Cup.
Fajardo says it will be an emotional moment when it comes time to take the field and hear the roar of Rider Nation.
“I told you guys I might cry.” Fajardo said with a laugh. “At my wedding, I told myself I wouldn’t cry, but when my wife walked down the aisle, I bawled like a baby so I didn’t think I was a crier, but in an emotional situation like this I could find myself getting a little teary-eyed.
To everyone involved in making this morning feel like Christmas morning thank you! To the fans thank you for your patience & support during this long delay. I hope to see CFL viewership & engagement skyrocket as it has been greatly missed. It’s time to play some @CFL football 😆 https://t.co/oaOQe5dEsf
— Cody Fajardo (@CodyFajardo17) June 14, 2021