Deal locks up Glenn

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 9:41 AM ET

Kevin (Poohna) Glenn got just a little bit more.

The Blue Bombers announced yesterday that the Winnipeg quarterback has signed a contract extension that will give him a significant raise in pay plus bonuses. Although Glenn will likely now get more than $200,000 per annum, he is still among the lowest-paid starters in the CFL.

"But that comes," said Glenn, who signed a one-year pact, plus option. "They talk about great quarterbacks getting the money when they produce wins and go to the playoffs so that's what we're trying to do. So once that happens, maybe we're going back (to the bargaining table).

"It's a good contract, it gives me a chance to make extra money as far as incentives and everything goes. There are a lot more bonuses because before I didn't have any bonuses so that was one of the major things."

Glenn, 27, sports a 'Poohna' tattoo on his left shoulder, the nickname his mother gave him as a child in reference to the Winnie the Pooh character. And because he is Kevin Jr., his family still calls him "Poohna" whenever he returns to his Detroit home, he said.

But Glenn has grown up now and he continues to grow as CFL QB.

"I think I've progressed each year but this has probably been the highest level of progression that I've been through," said Glenn, who has completed 119 of 203 passes for 1,814 yards (third in CFL), eight touchdowns with six picks and he has led the Bombers to a 5-2 record this year.

"He has done a nice job of managing our offence and we have a lot of confidence in him," said Bombers GM Brendan Taman. "We are extremely pleased to lock up one of the best young quarterbacks in the CFL for the foreseeable future. Stability at quarterback is one of the keys to success for any football team and this deal provides exactly that."


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