Toronto Argonauts

After a thrilling 27-24 Grey Cup victory over the Calgary Stampeders, the TorontoArgonauts will look to ride last year’s wave of success into 2018.

The 2017 squad became just the fourth in franchise history to improve from fourth place the previous year to first in the East Division. In his first season at the helm, head coach Marc Trestman picked up his second CFL Coach of the Year honour along the way to championship glory.

Among 10 CFL All-Stars within the roster last season, quarterback Ricky Ray became the Argos’ all-time passing leader in yardage and touchdowns through the air by eclipsing the 5,000 yard mark. As a result, the 38-year-old was the EastDivision’s nominee for CFL Player of the Year, capping things off by adding a fourth Grey Cup ring to his collection.

Also coming off banner years, the likes of star receiver S.J. Green and the league’s Most Outstanding Rookie, running back James Wilder Jr., now have the Argonauts attack ready to explode in 2018.

Defensively, the Argos look to pick-up where they left off after leading the CFL in 2017 with 50 sacks. Up front defensive lineman Victor Butler wreaked havoc on the opposition with 10 sacks and a league-leading four forced fumbles.

Meanwhile, linebacker Bear Woods proved he’s always a source of leadership, coming off a 90-tackle campaign. In the secondary Cassius Vaughn finished tied for third across the CFL with five interceptions, along with becoming one of the Grey Cup heroes with a timely 109-yard fumble recovery touchdown.

Heading into the 2018 CFL season, a boatload of football fun continues to thrive throughout BMO Field, as the Argos are set to defend their 17th Grey Cup crown.