Bombers agree to terms with QB Matt Nichols on contract extension
[i]Quarterback Matt Nichols and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to a contract extension, per sources.
The 29-year-old was set to become a free agent in February and was considered one of the premier pivots potentially available – particularly after Saskatchewan dealt the rights to Darian Durant to the Montreal Alouettes.
Originally signed by the Edmonton Eskimos in 2010, Nichols was acquired by the Bombers via trade in September of 2015 and signed to a one-year contract for 2016. He began last season as a back-up to Drew Willy but took over the starting job after the team got off to a 1-4 start. Nichols led the team to seven straight wins and the team finished 11-7, placing third in the West, then losing to the B.C. Lions in the West semi-final.
Nichols made 13 starts last season going 10-3 for Winnipeg and he now has a 17-15 career record as a starter.[/i][url=http://3downnation.com/2017/01/16/bombers-agree-terms-qb-matt-nichols-contract-extension/]http://3downnation.com/2017/01/16/bombe ... extension/[/url]
gary lawlessVerified account ?@garylawless 2m2 minutes ago
told @Wpg_BlueBombers and Matt Nichols working on finalizing 3-year deal and they hope to have it done so he can sign it while in town #cfl