Argos sign Vanier Cup hero

MIKE KOREEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:30 PM ET

Queen's Golden Gaels star quarterback Danny Brannagan has signed with the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts.

The MVP of the Vanier Cup national championship game last year, Brannagan will have a shot to compete for a job with the Argonauts at training camp in June.

The odds are not good for any Canadian quarterback in the league as quarterbacks are not included in the non-import-import ratio rules.

Brannagan signed with the Argos on Monday after performing in front of all eight CFL teams at the league's evaluation camp in Toronto this past weekend.

"We are thrilled to welcome Danny to the Toronto Argonauts," Argos coach Jim Barker said in a statement. "Danny comes from the Pat Sheahan offensive system (at Queen's), which is similar to what we do. Based on his success in this offence and his proven leadership, we used the opportunity presented at the CFL evaluation camp to see him in action to determine both on the field and in our interview if he possesses the specific skills we were looking for. We believe he does and he is a special individual who brings a lot to the table."

Brannagan, from Burlington, becomes the second Queen's quarterback in the past decade to earn a shot with the Argos. Tommy Denison also got a look with Toronto, but did not play in any regular season games.


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