Former German League Quarterback Jake Medlock Signs With Montreal Alouettes

According to Jamie Wachter of the Valdosta Daily Times, quarterback Jake Medlock who played for the Dresden Monarchs in 2015, has been signed by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

In 2015, Medlock, a former Valdosta State standout, played nine games for Dresden and threw for 1,597 yards and 20 touchdowns with a completion percentage just under 70%. The team advanced all the way to the German semifinals where they were eliminated by the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns 41-34.

As Medlock said to Wachter, he was happy about his season in Germany:

“They’re very serious about football. It was really cool how they kept up with it. It kind of reminded me a lot of Valdosta. Games were packed when they were at home.”

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According to Medlock, his agent Rob Fry arranged a workout a few weeks ago. Following the workout and especially after seeing his film from Dresden, the club was impressed enough to invite him to a minicamp. On hand to watch him was Alouettes head coach Jim Popp and offensive coordinator and CFL quarterbacking legend Anthony Cavillo.

Clearly he made an impression during the three-day camp. He felt that it was one of the best days of throwing he has had.

Now he’ll be competing  for a spot on the Alouettes’ roster along with some impressive names. In addition to Kevin Glenn, Montreal’s veteran starter, the Alouettes also have former Marshall star Rakeem Cato, who threw for 2,167 yards for Montreal a year ago, as well as Clemson product Tahj Boyd and former Tennessee star Jonathan Crompton. Canadian Brandon Bridges is also in the mix and the Alouettes have also just acquired the rights to Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams from the B.C. Lions.

The Montreal Alouettes are one of the storied franchises in the Canadian Football League and have won the Grey Cup seven times, most recently in 2010 with Cavillo as quarterback.

Link to original article by Jamie Wachter.


Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.