The Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League has signed free agent quarterback Pat White. This is White’s first experiment with the CFL.
He goes North of the Border after playing in the NFL. He had stints with the Washington Redskins and the Miami Dolphins in American football.
He was with the Dolphins during the 2009 season. He was 0-for-5 in 13 games that season and had a sack.
In the wildcat offense, he had 21 rushing attempts for 81 yards and a fumble.
After signing with the Washington Redskins, he went 28 of 50 for 330 yards and two interceptions in the Redskins preseason. He also had 19 carries for 103 yards and two additional touchdowns – which helped him make the Redskins roster.
However, after the first game of the season, he was released by the team.
Last year, according to the Edmonton Journal, he was offered a two-year contract by the team.
“I’m pretty certain I’ll be in somebody’s uniform next year whether it’s the NFL or the Canadian Football League. I’m excited about that,” he told USA Today’s Jim Corbett earlier this month.
He’ll have a huge adjustment to make after he joins the Green and Gold. The fields are completely different than in the NFL. Plus, he’s not going to be given an automatic roster spot, so he’s going to show them that he’s good enough to play in this league, as well.
White, who is a former West Virginia Mountaineers signal-caller, was a offensive threat for their offense. In his four-year career, he played in 49 games.
He also threw for 6,049 yards and had 56 touchdowns. He also rushed for 4,480 yards with 47 additional touchdowns.