Ricky Ray hints on return to CFL at Argos Grey Cup rally

“Why not two?”

That was Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray’s response as fans and teammates chanted “one more year” at the team’s Grey Cup rally in Toronto on Tuesday.

While it’s not exactly definitive, it’s another indication that the 38-year-old plans to return to the CFL next season. There has been speculation that Ray might retire after winning the Grey Cup, going out on top like his predecessor Henry Burris.

Ray enjoyed a resurgent 2017 campaign, his first under Argos head coach Marc Trestman. Ray entered the season with a reputation for being injury prone after he appeared in just 12 games over the previous two years due to an assortment of ailments. But that didn’t bother Trestman, who named Ray his starter the day he officially took the coaching helm.

Ray rewarded Trestman’s faith by registering his first 5,000-yard passing season since ’08 and the fourth of his career. That earned Ray the East Division’s outstanding player nomination, finishing second to eventual winner Mike Reilly of the Edmonton Eskimos, the league’s passing leader.

Ray finished the Grey Cup with 19-of-32 passing for 297 yards with a TD, which came on a record-breaking 100-yard, first-half completion to DeVier Posey. That earned Posey, who finished with seven receptions for 175 yards, MVP honours.

A record-setting Grey Cup win further solidifies Ray as one of the best quarterbacks in CFL history. This season, he became just the fourth quarterback to surpass 60,000 career passing yards, with the previous three – Anthony Calvillo, Damon Allen and Burris – all members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

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– with files from CP

Drew Edwards

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Drew Edwards is into his eighth season covering the CFL and the Ticats for the Hamilton Spectator. He is the founder and editor of 3DownNation.
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10 Comments on Ricky Ray hints on return to CFL at Argos Grey Cup rally

  1. Ricky Ray, just another way the Edmonton Eskimos looks out for the CFL survival

  2. He hasn’t left yet so he can’t return to the CFL. He can continue in the CFL for another season. Headline should read….Ricky Ray hints on playing in the CFL for another season at Argos Grey Cup rally

  3. Ricky Ray is cognizant that the Argos will be improved next season and that this trend has momentum. Why not be a big wheel in a moving ahead success story.

  4. How many people showed up at their rally? I am guessing probably 30-40 people out of their 50 season ticket holders LMFAO

    • TORONTO ARGONAUTS – 2017 GREY CUP CHAMPIONS!!! What a great week. Boatmen with the Cup and the haters on the run!!!!!!!!!!

    • More players and media than there were fans.

      Unfortunately, the rest of the league needs the Argos for the TV and corporate connections, but the Argo “fans” certainly don’t deserve it.

    • Jason Gult // November 30, 2017 at 6:01 pm //

      Lol. I think you are being generous with your numbers oilguy! lol

  5. albermarle // November 28, 2017 at 8:09 pm //

    I was at the rally it was a really good crowd, so Oilguy you can stop LMFAO

    • Jason Gult // November 30, 2017 at 6:01 pm //

      I walked past it on the way to the subway. OilGuy is definitely correct. Maybe you saw the line for starbucks.

  6. Lancaster/Reed // November 28, 2017 at 9:36 pm //

    A question for eskimo fans. You were rightfully upset when Ricky Ray was traded away ,but if he hadnt been traded you wouldnt now have mike reilly. Would you still make that trade, or would you prefer to have had Ray this whole time?

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