BC Lions one step closer to adding former Oregon Ducks QB Vernon Adams

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Former Oregon Ducks starting quarterback Vernon Adams appears to be another step closer to joining the BC Lions.

Adams threw for 2,643 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions in his senior year for the Ducks last season. Oregon went 7-3 with Adams at the helm.

Adams went undrafted in the NFL Draft, and after two unsuccessful tryouts with the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins, he is looking to the CFL. The Lions hold his CFL rights.

“I could be like a Warren Moon or Doug Flutie,” Adams told reporters. “All I need is a chance. … If they can stop looking at my height and give me a chance they’d get a teammate with a lot of energy and a great leader.”

At 5’11” and 200 pounds, Adams is undersized by NFL quarterback standards.

The 23-year-old is expected to compete for the third-string quarterback spot – behind Jonathon Jennings and Travis Lulay – at Lions’ training camp. If all goes well, he could be groomed to be a future #1 quarterback for the Leos.

“I don’t know much about the CFL, know it’s a good league,” Adams told News 1130. “But right now, I don’t know where I’m going.”


 

In other Lions news, it looks like their first round draft pick, offensive lineman Charles Vaillancourt, won’t be suiting up in the NFL this season. That’s good news for the Lions, who took a bit of a chance by drafting him.

We’re less than four weeks away from BC’s first preseason game, June 11 in Calgary.

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