Blue Bombers Extend Contract of QB Josh Portis

Blue Bombers Extend Contract of QB Josh Portis

Josh Portis
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Josh Portis (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have extended the contract of quarterback Josh Portis through the 2016 season.

Portis, who was set to become a free agent in February, was acquired in a trade with Toronto last July. He dressed in the final three games of 2014 for the Bombers.

“We believe Josh has tremendous upside as a mobile quarterback in our league,” Blue Bombers GM Kyle Walters said in a statement. “He works hard at practice and in the film room every day, and he’s a player we wanted to keep in our organization moving forward.”

Portis spent the 2012 season with the Seattle Seahawks as their third-string quarterback before joining the Toronto Argonauts in 2013.