Retrieve your fur coats from storage because the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are joyfully welcoming back an exuberant fan favorite. In an announcement made on Wednesday, the club revealed that quarterback Chris Streveler, renowned in Manitoba for his record-breaking performance during the 2019 Grey Cup championship and his entertaining antics in the celebratory parade, is set to don the Bombers jersey once again.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler pushes away Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Cariel Brooks during the second half of the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary on November 24, 2019. View image in full screen
Streveler, who celebrated his 29th birthday earlier this month, is making a triumphant return to the blue and gold after spending four seasons in the United States, where he showcased his skills in the National Football League with the Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, and had brief stints with the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins.

Originally signing with Winnipeg in 2018, the Illinois native made a lasting impact by recording a remarkable 726 rushing yards in the 2019 season when starter Matt Nichols was sidelined due to injury, surpassing the team’s previous record of 541 set by Hall of Famer Ken Ploen back in 1960.

Despite his departure from Winnipeg and the CFL, Streveler remained a staunch supporter of his former Bombers teammates, expressing his backing through social media and attending events such as last year’s Banjo Bowl as a spectator.

The Bombers disclosed on Wednesday that the quarterback has agreed to a one-year contract for his eagerly anticipated return to the Manitoba capital.

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