CFL: 9th season
Stamps: 9th season
Games played through 2019
Regular season: 136 (11 with Cgy. in 2019, 18 with Cgy. in 2018, 18 with Cgy. in 2017, 18 with Cgy. in 2016, 18 with Cgy. in 2015, 17 with Cgy. in 2014, 18 with Cgy. in 2013, 18 with Cgy. in 2012)
Playoffs: 10 (1 with Cgy. in 2019, 1 with Cgy. in 2018, 1 with Cgy. in 2017, 1 with Cgy. in 2016, 2 with Cgy. in 2015, 1 with Cgy. in 2014, 1 with Cgy. in 2013, 2 with Cgy. in 2012)
Grey Cup: 5 (with Cgy. in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
Grey Cup wins: 2 (with Cgy. in 2014 and 2018)
Signed as a free agent on Apr. 30, 2012.
(Calgary) Mitchell was under contract with the Stampeders but the season was cancelled because of the global pandemic.
(Calgary) Mitchell started 11 regular-season games for the Stamps and completed 274 of 415 pass attempts (a 66.0-per cent completion rate) for 3,464 yards and 19 touchdowns. He threw 11 interceptions and also had two carries for four yards. The Stampeders posted an 8-3 record in Mitchell’s 11 starts and he had five games with at least 300 passing yards including a season-high 464-yard performance in a Week 17 contest at Montreal. He had at least one touchdown pass in each of his 11 starts. In Week 3 against BC, Mitchell became the 20th player in CFL history to throw for 25,000 career passing yards and just the 12th to accumulate that much yardage for one team. He also started the Western Semi-Final and completed 12 of 28 passes for 116 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
(Calgary) Mitchell started all 18 regular-season games for the Stamps and guided his team to a league-best 13-5 record. He was named the league’s Most Outstanding Player after leading the CFL with 35 touchdown passes and cracking the 5,000-yard plateau for the second time in his career. He completed 356 of 585 passes for 5,124 yards and his 35 TD throws compared to just 14 interceptions resulted in a CFL-leading touchdown-to-interception ratio of 2.5. Mitchell topped the CFL with 42 completions of at least 30 yards and had five 300-yard games as well as six other contests in which he threw for at least 270 yards. His season included a 491-yard performance that represented a single-game high for all CFL quarterbacks in 2018. Mitchell passed 14 players on the CFL’s all-time passing-yards list over the course of the season to rank 21st all-time. Mitchell added 108 rushing yards, his highest ground total since 2014. He threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns in the Western Final and had 253 passing yards and two touchdowns in the Grey Cup to earn the game’s MVP award.
(Calgary) Mitchell dressed for all 18 regular-season games, starting 17 of them. He completed 349 of 546 passes (63.9%) for 4,700 yards and 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He’s also completed six two-point converts and carried the ball three times for 17 yards. He threw his 100th TD pass on July 22 to Marquay McDaniel and played his 100th career game on Sept. 9. In the Western Final, Mitchell completed 20 of 32 passes for 228 yards and one touchdown. In the Grey Cup, he completed 33 of 45 passes for 373 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
(Calgary) Mitchell dressed for 18 games (17 starts) and completed 412 passes in 606 attempts (68.0%) for 5,385 yards with 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He added 14 rushes for 60 yards and threw 11 two-point converts. He started the Western Final and completed 21 of 28 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns and one interception, threw a two-point convert and added one carry for two yards. He also started the Grey Cup and completed 28 of 41 passes for 391 yards and two touchdowns and three interceptions. He was named a CFL player of the week when he completed 29 passes for 364 yards and three touchdowns in the Stamps come-from-behind overtime victory over BC in Week 6. He earned a second CFL player of the week honour in Week 13 for his 353-yard, two-touchdown performance against the RedBlacks. Week 14 saw him named a player of the week for the third time in the season, throwing for 361 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in the Stamps’ 36-34 victory over Winnipeg. He was named a CFL player of the month for August after leading the Stamps to victories in all four games and completed 98 of 143 passes for 1,273 yards with four touchdowns, a pair of two-point converts and just one interception. Mitchell passed the 300-yard milestone in three of the four games in August and fell just short in the other as he amassed 298 yards in an Aug. 13 win in Saskatchewan. He was again named a CFL player of the month for September, leading the Stamps to a 4-0 record as he completed 103 of 149 passes (a 69.1-per cent completion rate) for 1,440 yards with nine touchdowns and just two interceptions. Mitchell passed for at least 338 yards and two touchdowns in each September game and had a 114.5 QB rating for the month. Mitchell was named a West all-star, a CFL all-star and the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player. He also earned his second consecutive Herm Harrison Memorial Award for his work in the community.
(Calgary) Mitchell dressed for all 18 games (17 starts) and completed 364 of 555 passes (65.6%) for 4,551 yards and 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also ran the ball 19 times for 88 yards and three touchdowns. Mitchell led the Stamps to 13 victories, the highest win total of any CFL quarterback. He was first in the West Division in completions (364), passing yards (4,551), touchdowns (26) and QB rating (96.8). Mitchell had six 300-yard passing games and eight games with multiple touchdown passes. Mitchell also started the Western Final and completed 15 of 24 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns and added one carry for two yards. He started the Western Final and completed 25 of 38 passes for 381 yards and two touchdowns and rushed twice for seven yards. He is the West nominee for Most Outstanding Player and was named a West Division all-star. He was also the recipient of the Herm Harrison Memorial Award for his work in the community.
(Calgary) Mitchell has dressed for 17 games (14 starts) and completed 264 of 417 passes (63.3%) for 3,389 yards and 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. His 98.3 efficiency rating was the highest in the league. His longest pass was a 102-yard touchdown to Maurice Price in the season-opener against Montreal. He also carried the ball 35 times for 232 yards and four touchdowns. On Aug. 9 he scored an eight-yard touchdown on a fake field goal. On July 24 he tied Jeff Garcia for the CFL record for most consecutive wins to start a career with seven. On Sept. 6 he became the first quarterback in CFL history to win 12 of his first 13 starts. He was on the one-game injury list for Game 12 after suffering a knee and ankle injury on Sept. 13. He dressed for Games 13 and 14 but did not play. Mitchell started the Western Final — his first playoff start — and completed 14 of 22 passes for 336 yards and four touchdowns and rushed twice for five yards and a touchdown. He also started the Grey Cup where he completed 25 of 34 passes for 334 yards and one interception and added four rushes for 19 yards and was named the game’s MVP.
(Calgary) Mitchell dressed for all 18 games, including three starts. He saw significant playing time on July 20 and again on Sept. 2 in relief of Kevin Glenn. He got his first CFL start on July 26 and was named the CFL’s offensive player of the week when he went 29 of 33 for 376 yards and three touchdowns. He got his second start on Sept. 6 in Edmonton and his third start on Sept. 13 vs Hamilton. In total he completed 94 of 135 passes (69.6%) for 1,156 yards and 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also has 35 carries for 151 yards and two touchdowns. He was also the holder on field goals. Mitchell saw some action at the end of the Western Final and completed one of three passes for six yards and ran once for five yards.
(Calgary) Mitchell dressed as a backup quarterback for all 18 regular season games, two playoff games and the Grey Cup. He was used as the Stamps’ short-yardage quarterback and ran the ball 34 times for 67 yards and five touchdowns. He also completed 12 of 21 pass attempts for 168 yards and two touchdowns. In the playoffs, Mitchell ran the ball three times for six yards and two touchdowns in the West semifinal and five times for seven yards and one touchdown in the West final. In the West final, he also completed a 42-yard pass to Maurice Price, who came up just short of the goal-line. In the Grey Cup, Mitchell came off the bench to finish the game and completed six of nine passes for 80 yards and a touchdown and also threw for a successful two-point convert.
First CFL game: July 1, 2012, vs Montreal
First rushing touchdown: July 12, 2012, at Montreal
First touchdown pass: Sept. 14, 2012, vs Winnipeg
Milestone (100th touchdown pass): July 22, 2017, vs Saskatchewan
Milestone (25,000 passing yards): June 29, 2019, vs BC
Record-breaker: Tied Jeff Garcia’s CFL record for most consecutive wins to start a career with seven
Playoff standout: Named Grey Cup MVP in 2014 and 2018
West Division all-star: 2015, 2016, 2018
CFL All-Star: 2016, 2018
Honour: Stamps’ nominee for Most Outstanding Player in 2015, 2016 and 2018
Honour: West Division finalist for Most Outstanding Player in 2015, 2016 and 2018
Honour: CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 2016 and 2018
Honour: Named to the CFL’s all-decade team for 2010-19
Herm Harrison Memorial Award: 2015 and 2016
Mitchell spent two seasons (2010-11) with the Eastern Washington Eagles. He led EWU to its first national title in football when the Eagles won the 2010 NCAA Division I FCS National Championship with a 20-19 comeback victory over the University of Delaware. Mitchell was named the game’s Most Outstanding Player after throwing three touchdown passes in the final 16 minutes of the game. Mitchell led the FCS in four statistical categories in 2011 including passing yards (4,009) and touchdown passes (33) on his way to breaking four school records. Mitchell’s mark of 4,009 passing yards is a school record. He won the Walter Payton Award as best offensive player in the FCS and also was named the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Mitchell was named to seven All-American teams in 2011, including six first-team honours. In 2010, Mitchell was an all-Big Sky Conference honourable mention and was named to the Big Sky all-academic squad after starting 14 of 15 games for the Eagles. Mitchell started his college career at Southern Methodist University and spent two seasons there (2008-09), starting 19 games and throwing for 4,590 yards, 36 touchdowns and 33 interceptions. Mitchell had six 300-yards passing games and six contests with at least three TD passes at SMU.
Mitchell threw for 2,451 yards, 37 touchdowns and only four interceptions as a senior at Katy High School in Texas. He was a two-star Rivals.com and Scout.com prospect. Mitchell led his high school team to an undefeated season and a state championship. Mitchell was an inter-disciplinary liberal arts major in college.