TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired free agent quarterback Jason Boltus, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.
“In the Arena Football League you need to be strong at the quarterback position,” said Gooch. “Jason has proven he can play at elite level when the ball is in his hands. We are happy that he will be wearing the blue and gold this coming season.”
Boltus (6-foot-3, 220 lbs., Hartwick) enters his third season in the Arena Football League and first in a Storm uniform. He spent the 2014 season with South Division rival the Orlando Predators, starting in 8-of-14 games played. The dual-threat quarterback completed 198-of-340 passes for 2,711 yards and 54 touchdowns. He also rushed 42 times for 149 yards and nine touchdowns.
“Jason is a quarterback that can hurt teams with his arm and his legs,” said Storm head coach Lawrence Samuels. “He has the ability to play at a high level. Jason has the desire and drive to bring an ArenaBowl Championship back to Tampa.”
Boltus began his professional career with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in 2009. He also spent time with the Winnepeg Blue Bombers in 2013. His AFL career began in 2012 when he was a member of the Spokane Shock. He also played for the Utah Blaze in 2013.
For his career, Boltus has completed 320-of-534 passes for 4,166 yards, and 85 touchdowns. He has rushed 65 times for 289 yards and 10 touchdowns.