Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Dane Evans seems to be leaving Steeltown – a method or one other.
At 9:33 a.m. EST on Saturday, the 29-year-old pivot shared a brief video clip to his Instagram story of two U-Hauls and a pair of autos prepared for departure. He captioned the video with a peace signal emoji and a Hamilton location tag, suggesting he and his younger household are leaving city.
Evans made southern Ontario his dwelling after signing an extension with the Ticats final offseason to make him the staff’s franchise quarterback, guaranteeing his younger daughter could be born in Canada. Together with his future with the staff now in jeopardy, the household may make an early exit.
The fifth-year quarterback takes over because the Ticats’ undisputed starter for the primary time in 2022, teaming with veteran Jeremiah Masoli in a bid to guide the staff to back-to-back Grey Cup appearances. Evans didn’t reward that religion, throwing for 3,883 passing yards whereas tossing simply 16 touchdowns and a league-leading 16 interceptions. He dedicated extra fumbles than some other quarterback, ending with a passer score of 90.2 – tenth amongst gamers with not less than 100 move makes an attempt.
Evans struggled once more within the playoffs, throwing for 123 yards and one interception within the East Semi-Finals. He was trailed by his staff 22–6 within the third quarter and Matthew Schiltz misplaced to the Montreal Alouettes.
Sanger, a Texas native, known as the 2022 season the “hardest psychological 12 months in sports activities” of his life, and the offseason will not be simple because of his struggles. Final week, the Ticats traded with the Calgary Stampeders to amass the negotiating rights to pending free-agent quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell. Whereas head coach Orlando Steinauer performed coy when requested what the transfer meant for Evans’ future with the staff, the 2 passers are unlikely to co-exist if Mitchell ultimately indicators.
Evans makes roughly $455,000 within the closing 12 months of his contract in 2023. Whereas that contract could possibly be renegotiated, it appears probably that he’ll discover himself traded or launched by the one CFL staff that is aware of him.
Though he has remained silent publicly, the quarterback’s transfer appears to acknowledge that actuality. Whereas Evans’ Instagram web page is crammed with footage of the Ticats, his bio does not particularly checklist staff affiliations.