NFL: a second audition for Mathieu Betts

NFL: a second audition for Mathieu Betts


Defensive lineman Mathieu Betts practiced in front of the leaders of the Jacksonville Jaguars this week. 

In December, the Quebecer had also obtained the opportunity to showcase his skills at the Los Angeles Chargers. 

Betts is coming off a great season in the Canadian Football League (CFL), playing for the BC Lions in 2022. In 18 games, he had 26 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles and seven quarterback sacks.

This was his first season with the Lions. The Université Laval Rouge et Or product previously played two seasons for the Edmonton Elks, the team that selected him with the third overall pick of the 2019 CFL Draft.

That year, he signed with the Chicago Bears – in the NFL – as a free agent. He was released during training camp for that team and then decided to join the Alberta club.

During his university career, Betts won two Vanier Cups with the Rouge et Or. also the first athlete to be the recipient of the J.P. Metras Trophy for three consecutive seasons. This honor is given to the best lineman on the Canadian university circuit.