Argonauts trade quarterback Zach Collaros to Blue Bombers

TORONTO — Zach Collaros is off to his third CFL team this season.

The Toronto Argonauts dealt the veteran quarterback to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Wednesday just prior to the league’s trade deadline.

According to a league source, the Bombers and Argos went back and forth on the subject of draft picks before reaching an agreement at 4:59 p.m. ET, one minute prior to the deadline.

Winnipeg sent a 2020 third-round pick to Toronto that would become a first-round selection if Collaros re-signs with the Bombers. Collaros, 31, is scheduled to become a free agent in February.

The Bombers also received a fifth-round pick from Toronto.

The team has acquired quarterback @ZCollaros7 and a fifth-round draft selection in the 2020 CFL Draft from the @TorontoArgos in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2020 CFL Draft.

— WPG Blue Bombers (@Wpg_BlueBombers) October 9, 2019

Collaros began the year with Saskatchewan but suffered a concussion in the club’s season-opening loss to Hamilton. The Riders subsequently put Collaros on the six-game injured list.

But with the emergence of backup Cody Fajardo, Saskatchewan dealt Collaros to Toronto for a 2020 fourth-round selection July 31. Collaros never played a down with the Argos but has been cleared to play.

Collaros does address a need in Winnipeg. The Bombers are 2-4 with backup Chris Streveler after incumbent Matt Nichols suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.

Like Collaros, Nichols is scheduled to become a free agent this off-season.

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