Because of his steller year with Toronto last year? This makes no sense. Someone please shed some light as I am really getting confused as to logic in contract negotiations in the last couple of years.
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The Toronto Argonauts and newly acquired quarterback Kerry Joseph agreed to a contract extension through the 2009 season Wednesday.
Financial details weren't available
Joseph was scheduled to make $250,000 this year but was looking to be paid on par with other CFL starters, many of whom make between $300,000 and $350,000.
''This has been one of my better experiences negotiating a contract,'' Argos' vice president and general manager Adam Rita said. ''Kerry wanted to be here and we wanted him here. We plan on having him be a part of the Argos for awhile. This cements the best 1-2 combination at the quarterback position in the league.''
Acquired by the Argos last month, along with a third-round pick in the 2010 CFL Draft, Joseph was the league's outstanding player in 2007, throwing for 4,002 yards and 24 touchdowns while leading the Saskatchewan Roughriders to the Grey Cup championship.
''I am excited about this extension and thankful to the Argonauts organization which has gone above and beyond to get this deal done at a fast pace,'' remarked Joseph. ''Both the Argonauts and the city of Toronto have welcomed me with open arms and I'm looking forward to going out and playing for this organization which has done so much for me. I am so happy to be an Argonaut.''