Travis Lulay will not be joining this year’s CFL quarterback carousel.
With a number of QBs changing addresses this offseason, including Mike Reilly signing in BC and former Lions starter Jonathon Jennings heading to Ottawa, Lulay’s not going anywhere.
After a 10-year CFL career, spent entirely with the BC Lions, Lulay announced his retirement on Thursday.
For ten years, you showed us what it meant to be a BC Lion: a man loved by the community, a prideful leader, a warrior on the field & an even better man off of it.
— BC LIONS (@BCLions) February 28, 2019
Joining the Lions in 2009, the Montana State grad took over from Casey Printers as the team’s starting quarterback one year later. By 2011, Lulay was a CFL star, leading the Lions to a championship as Grey Cup MVP and being named the league’s Most Outstanding Player.
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The 35-year-old sits third all-time among Lions quarterbacks with 21,252 passing yards on 1,658 completions with 127 touchdowns. Lulay would rank even higher had it not been for a rash of injuries during his time in Canada. He was sidelined on numerous occasions, but always found a way to battle back.
Lulay leaves the game content, and on his own terms. In an article he penned for 3 Down Nation, Lulay said he had offers to sign with two teams for “good money” as a free agent this offseason, but decided against it.
“It’s my time,” he said. “After 13 years, I’m walking away from professional football.”