James
Franklin
#2 Quarterback
James
Franklin
#2 Quarterback
Height 6'2
Weight 225 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1991-07-23 (27)
Born Oklahoma City, OK
School Missouri
INT / NAT INT
Completions 187
Attempts 286
Yards 2034
Touchdowns 8

CFL: 4

Argos: 1

Acquired: Acquired from the Edmonton Eskimos along with a third-round 2018 CFL Draft pick in exchange for Canadian offensive lineman Mason Woods.

 

Career:

2018: Signed a two-year contract extension with the Toronto Argonauts on January 5.

 

2017: Dressed in all 18 games in his third season with the Eskimos…Threw for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 13-of-19 passing…Added one carry for four yards. Playoffs: Dressed for both the West Semi-Final and West Final…Traded to the Toronto Argonauts along with a third-round 2018 CFL Draft pick in exchange for Canadian OL Mason Woods on December 11.

 

2016: Dressed in 17 games in his second season in Edmonton…Completed 19-of-24 pass attempts for 334 yards and four touchdowns, adding one yard on a single carry…Named a CFL Top Performer of the Week in Week 20. Playoffs: Dressed for both the Eastern Semi-Final and Eastern Final…Completed 2-of-4 passes for 19 yards in the Eastern Semi-Final at Hamilton.

 

2015: Signed as a free agent by the Edmonton Eskimos on April 28…Released and signed to the team’s practice roster on June 20…Dressed for 17 games in his rookie season with the Eskimos, starting two games…Completed 84-of-133 pass attempts for 973 yards, six touchdowns and just one interception…Added 140 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries…Threw his first career touchdown pass Week 5 vs. Winnipeg (25 yards, Adarius Bowman)…Made first career start Week 10 vs. Toronto…Named CFL Player of the Week in Week 10. Playoffs: Dressed for both the West Final vs. Calgary and Grey Cup vs. Ottawa.

 

2014: Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Lions on May 12…Released by the team on August 25.

 

College:

Played 42 games in four seasons (2010-13) at the University of Missouri…Completed 586-of-943 pass attempts (62.1%) for 6,692 yards and 51 touchdowns…Added 1,729 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground…Named 2011 Independence Bowl Offensive MVP after passing for 132 yards and a touchdown and rushing for 142 yards and two majors on 18 carries…Named 2011 Academic All-Big 12 Second-Team and honoured with 2011 Team Underclassman Leadership Award.

 

High School:

Played high school football at Corinth High School in Dallas, Texas. Was named a Class 4A Second-Team All-State selection and District 5-4A MVP as a senior after he threw for 2,360 yards, rushed for 1,282 yards and accounted for 41 total TDs. As a junior, passed for 2,464 yards and 23 touchdowns while adding 1,151 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground.

 

Personal:

Born to Willie and Pamela Franklin on July 23, 1991, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His father, Willie, was a standout tight end for Oklahoma and played in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts. Franklin studied communication at Mizzou and chose the University of Missouri over offers from Nebraska, Oregon, Oklahoma State, TCU, and Kansas State.

Seasons

Passing

YEAR TEAM GP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
2015
EDM 7 84 133 973 6 1 7.3
2016
EDM 2 19 24 334 4 0 13.9
2017
EDM 3 13 19 142 2 0 7.5
2018
TOR 12 187 286 2034 8 9 7.1
Total
24 303 462 3483 20 10 7.5

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2015
EDM 17 16 140 1 8.8 33
2016
EDM 17 1 1 0 1.0 1
2017
EDM 18 1 4 0 4.0 4
2018
TOR 18 78 365 14 4.7 44
Total
70 96 510 15 5.3 44

Game Log

Passing

DATE WEEK OPP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
06-15
1 SSK 1 1 2 1 0 2.0
06-23
2 CGY 8 13 65 0 0 5.0
07-07
4 EDM 16 24 217 1 1 9.0
07-13
5 EDM 26 36 296 0 1 8.2
07-21
6 WPG 21 36 151 0 1 4.2
07-27
7 WPG 20 31 236 0 3 7.6
09-03
12 HAM 1 1 3 1 0 3.0
10-06
17 BC 9 14 103 2 0 7.4
10-12
18 HAM 22 37 292 2 1 7.9
10-20
19 MTL 26 37 277 0 2 7.5
10-28
20 MTL 21 32 205 1 0 6.4
11-02
21 OTT 16 24 187 0 0 7.8
Total
187 286 2034 8 9 6.3

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-15
1 SSK 4 6 1 1.5 2
06-23
2 CGY 3 14 1 4.7 10
07-07
4 EDM 6 31 1 5.2 18
07-13
5 EDM 2 7 0 3.5 5
07-21
6 WPG 3 5 0 1.7 2
07-27
7 WPG 7 21 1 3.0 9
08-02
8 OTT 3 4 2 1.3 2
08-18
10 BC 4 8 1 2.0 3
08-24
11 MTL 4 18 0 4.5 8
09-03
12 HAM 4 8 2 2.0 4
09-08
13 HAM 5 8 1 1.6 3
09-22
15 SSK 3 5 1 1.7 3
09-28
16 CGY 3 7 1 2.3 3
10-06
17 BC 4 61 0 15.3 44
10-12
18 HAM 7 44 0 6.3 26
10-20
19 MTL 6 44 2 7.3 22
10-28
20 MTL 9 71 0 7.9 27
11-02
21 OTT 1 3 0 3.0 3
Total
78 365 14 4.1 194