Stampeders sign Tate, Mitchell to extensions

Stampeders QBs Drew Tate and Bo Levi Mitchell are back in the fold and ready for the coming season....

Stampeders QBs Drew Tate and Bo Levi Mitchell are back in the fold and ready for the coming season. (Mike Drew/QMI Agency)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:03 PM ET

CALGARY - Let the competition begin.

The Calgary Stampeders signed quarterbacks Drew Tate and Bo Levi Mitchell to contract extensions Tuesday, setting up a training camp battle for the starting gig.

Mitchell said he’s happy to be straying with the Red & White.

“I’m really excited,” Mitchell said. “This is the opportunity you look forward to, to sign an extension and be with the team for a couple more years.”

Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel said he was pleased to get both pivots locked up.

“Drew and Bo are both very talented quarterbacks who have enjoyed great success as members of the Stampeders,” Hufnagel said in a statement.

“They work extremely well together and their decision to sign extensions with the Stampeders gives us great long-term stability at what is obviously a key position.”

Tate has been with the Stampeders since 2009 and became the starter in Week 17 of the 2011 season.


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