Stampeders GM 'optimistic' star QB Bo Levi Mitchell will stay in Calgary

Calgary Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel says he's optimistic he can re-sign quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell.

Mitchell, 28, led the Stampeders to a Grey Cup victory in 2018

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell defeated the Ottawa Redblacks in November's Grey Cup, and was awarded game MVP. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

Calgary Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel says he's optimistic he can re-sign quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell.

With CFL free agency starting Tuesday, Hufnagel says he's conducting business with the belief Mitchell will be a Stampeder again.

Mitchell, 28, led the Stampeders to a Grey Cup victory in 2018 and earned the league's most outstanding player award for the second time in his career.

He worked out with several NFL teams in the off-season.

Hufnagel says he's less optimistic about re-signing defensive tackle Micah Johnson.

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