Jarious Jackson is set to sign a one-day contract this week so he can retire as a member of the BC Lions.
He will then join the coaching staff as quarterbacks coach.
“Jarious has long been thought of as a very talented quarterback with a very gifted football mind,” said head coach Mike Benevides. “His playing experience will be a tremendous asset to Jacques Chapdelaine and the offensive coaches as well as our players.”
Jackson, who won a Grey Cup with the Toronto Argonauts in 2012 as Ricky Ray's backup, says, “I’m thrilled to be coming back to BC and I am very grateful to Mike Benevides for the opportunity to join the club as a coach,” said Jackson from his vacation spot in Mexico. “I have enjoyed a wonderful playing career and I’m excited about the next phase of my football life.”
The hiring of Jackson and the departure of receivrs coach Travis Moore are the only changes to the Lions' 2013 coaching staff.
The Lions have also announced that veteran kicker Paul McCallum has signed a contract extension.
He was set to enter the option year of his current deal.