The Saskatchewan Roughriders have extended quarterback Darian Durant's contract — through to 2016.

Durant, who led the Riders to a Grey Cup victory in Regina last year, has been signed to a new multi-year contract, general manager Brendan Taman said.

"Darian Durant should be recognized as an elite quarterback in this league, which we are prepared to do," Taman said.

Durant's previous contract was set to expire at the end of the 2014 season.

"It was definitely a no-brainer to me to stay a part of this organization," Durant said.


The Saskatchewan Roughrider have extended quarterback Darian Durant's contract.

In the 101st Grey Cup game, Durant passed for 245 yards and three touchdowns. The team romped to a 45-23 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The Riders did not release financial terms of the contract. However, Taman, in response to questions from reporters Wednesday, said the deal will keep Durant with the club through the 2016 season.