The Toronto Argonauts acquired their second quarterback in as many days Wednesday, inking former Buffalo Bills backup Gibran Hamdan.
Hamdan, 29, appeared in four preseason games with the Bills last year, completing 32 of 48 passes for 427 yards and a touchdown.
“I’m excited to learn as much as I can from my new coaches and teammates in Toronto, and want to do whatever I can to help the team prepare and win," said Hamdan, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound pivot from the University of Indiana.
"I hope to bring a sound work ethic, leadership and a commitment to success to training camp that’s consistent with someone who is focused on winning. Coming to Toronto is an excellent opportunity and I’m eager to get started.?
Hamdan had an MVP season with NFL Europa in 2006, completing 63% of his passes for more than 1,600 yards, 12 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
Hamdan was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Since entering the NFL, he’s also been on rosters with the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins.
“Gibran is a true professional. He has had success as a starter in NFL Europe where he was the MVP," said Argos coach Jim Barker. "Gibran is an accurate passer who has the arm strength to make all of the necessary throws."