Five-year CFL veteran led league in passing yards and rushing yards by a QB after Labour Day in 2017
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Thursday that the football club has re-signed international quarterback Jeremiah Masoli to a two-year contract.
“Jeremiah is a proven dual-threat quarterback who’s outstanding work ethic, competitive nature and resilience is infectious to his teammates and everyone on our staff,” said June Jones, Head Coach of the Tiger-Cats. “We’re very excited to have him back in Hamilton for the next two seasons as he continues to elevate his game to new levels.”
Masoli, 29, appeared in all 18 regular season games (10 starts) for the Tiger-Cats in 2017, registering 249 completions on 391 pass attempts (63.7%) for 3,177 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions, while adding 70 carries for 446 rushing yards and four touchdowns. After being named Hamilton’s starting quarterback on September 4, Masoli led the Canadian Football League the rest of the season in passing yards (3,032) and rushing yards by a quarterback (384), was tied for second in passing touchdowns (15), and had the second-least interceptions (4) among starting quarterbacks over that span. He also earned CFL Top Performer of the Week honours twice (Week 12 & Week 16) and was named a CFL Top Performer of the Month in October.
In five CFL seasons with the Tiger-Cats (2013-17), the native of San Francisco, California, has passed for 6,325 yards, rushed for 771 yards and posted 45 touchdowns (33 passing, 12 rushing). Eighteen of his 19 career CFL regular season starts have come in the last two seasons. Masoli was acquired by Hamilton on February 5, 2013 from Edmonton along with linebacker Simoni Lawrence and offensive lineman Greg Wojt in exchange for linebacker Nathan Kanya and offensive lineman Carson Rockhill.