Former Oregon Quarterback Vernon Adams Finds Home Through CFL Trade


Vernon Adams saw two NFL Tryouts not go his way, but a trade in the CFL on Friday landed him with another team and a chance to make a good first impression.

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Former Oregon Ducks Quarterback Vernon Adams had two chances to make an NFL Impression with the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins over the last two weeks, but he did not leave enough of an impression to leave either NFL Training Camp. He had some time to sort out what he was going to do, but on Friday the decision was made a little easier.

The BC Lions, who held Adams rights in the CFL traded the former Oregon QB to the Montreal Alouettes according to ESPN. He went from a team that was set at Quarterback to a team that likely could be in need of one. Montreal has an aging Starter at Quarterback in Kevin Glenn who is 36 years old.

Vernon Adams will have the one thing he has wanted all along, an opportunity. He took advantage of the opportunity with the Oregon Football team, which was not easy in the beginning. He needed to pass a test, a math test to get to Oregon. He was tested early in the 2015 season with a broken finger and showed his on the field talent to extend plays and get away from Defenders throughout the Pac-12 season, having a huge impact in an overtime game against Arizona State in the Desert in Overtime. He led Oregon to a 9-4 record and despite ‘height’ requirements of the NFL, he will get another chance, in the Canadian Football League.

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The Montreal Alouettes have a Quarterback who can play the game of football and he will bring his all every play on the field and could return to American Football down the line, he will have his chance.