Edmonton Elks sign quarterback Taylor Cornelius to two-year contract extension

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EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks signed American quarterback Taylor Cornelius to a two-year contract extension Wednesday.

The deal keeps Cornelius with the CFL club through the 2024 season.

"Taylor’s a young up-and-coming quarterback," Elks assistant general manager Geroy Simon said in a statement. "He is trending in the right direction, so we’re excited about his future with the Edmonton Elks."

Cornelius has completed 147-of-251 passes for 1,936 yards with eight touchdowns and six interceptions in eight games this season, all starts. The six-foot-five, 232-pound quarterback is in his second year with Edmonton.

Cornelius started eight-of-14 games last year with Edmonton. He threw for 1,795 passing yards with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions, while rushing for 149 yards and a TD.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 14, 2022.

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