The Montreal Alouettes have acquired the negotiating rights to quarterback Vernon Adams from the BC Lions in exchange for a first round pick in 2017.
The trade was announced Friday evening by the Lions and gives Als general manager Jim Popp exclusive negotiating rights with the former Oregon Ducks star quarterback. A deal between Adams and the Alouettes has not yet been announced.
Adams, a 5-foot-11 native of Pasadena, Calif., was one of college football’s most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks from 2012 through 2015 with Eastern Washington and Oregon.
After three years with Eagles, Adams accepted a scholarship offer and transferred to Oregon, where in in 2015 he started 10 games and passed for 2,643 yards with 26 touchdowns and six interceptions. He was passed over in the NFL draft and did not come to contract terms with either the Seahawks or Redskins after attending mini-camps.
Should he strike a deal with the Als, Adams would join Rakeem Cato and Brandon Bridge, both 24, as young quarterbacks in the Als’ system.
NOTE: Adams signed a 3 year deal with the Alouettes Sunday