Todd Dillon started his pro career in 1984 with Los Angelas in the USFL. He also played with the Houston Gamblers and the New Jersey Generals. Dillon signed with Ottawa as a free agent in August, 1986. Dillon took over as the Rough Rider regular QB in 1987 with 402 pass attempts and 2901 yards passing (both career highs). Dillon was released after just seven games in August of 1988. Hamilton signed Dillon in October of 1988, but he did not dress for any games for Hamilton that year. Dillon remained with Hamilton until 1994, acting mainly as the backup QB. His best season with the Tiger-Cats was 1991 when he had 246 attempts for 1551 yards.