Future CFL Hall of Famer SJ Green set to play for XFL’s Tampa Bay Vipers

Not only did future CFL Hall of Fame receiver SJ Green decide to test the waters in the brand new XFL, he also managed to be reunited with this former Toronto Argonauts head coach Marc Trestman, now in charge of the Tampa Bay Vipers.

The 34-year-old Green has spent the last three seasons with the Argonauts after being traded following a stellar career with the Montreal Alouettes.

Green was originally picked up by the Seattle Dragons when he decided to sign in the XFL, which was not his first choice. A trade was orchestrated this past week with Green headed to his desired location, and linebacker Korey Toomer moving to Seattle.

In three years with the Argos, Green produced three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, earned three East all-star nods, one CFL all-star (2017) selection and became the 18th player in CFL history to top 10,000 career receiving yards when he hit the milestone in Week 18 during the 2019 season.

The Florida native had the best season of his career in 2017 when he caught 104 passes for 1,462 yards and 10 touchdowns, helping Toronto win their 17th Grey Cup and Green’s third. The six-foot-two, 217-pound receiver spent the first 10 years of his career with Montreal where he captured two league championships (2009-2010), five East all-star honors (2011-2015) and one CFL all-star (2013) designation.

Green currently sits 15th all-time in receiving yards (10,222) and 12th in receptions (716) and has added 60 touchdowns in his illustrious career.

The veteran pass catcher’s decision to move to the XFL, ostensibly to wind up his career, apparently relates to his desire to return to his home in Florida and play for his former coach, Trestman.

 

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