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Vernon Anthony Adams Jr. (born January 3, 1993) is an American professional football quarterback who plays for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
He playedsatz for the Eastern Washington Eagles and the Oregon Ducks in college.
He has also been a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Adams will split time at quarterback with Junior Kyle Padron in 2012 after redshirting the 2011 season as Eastern Washington's Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year. Adams led the Eagles to the FCS playoff semifinals with 1,961 yards passing, 20 touchdowns to 8 interceptions, and a 160.80 pass efficiency rating, the fourth-best record in the FCS this year.
Adams came off of the bench in the Eagles' playoff loss to Sam Houston State, totaling 14-of-26 passes for 364 yards and a school record six touchdowns, nearly bringing the Eagles back from a 35-0 halftime deficit.
Adams freshman year on the College Sports Journal "Fabulous 50" All-America team and selected as the Freshman of the Year on the College Sporting News "Fabulous 50" All-America team and named to the College Sports Journal Freshman All-America team, earning multiple awards. He was also one of 20 people on the ballot for the Jerry Rice Award, which was also given to the best freshman in FCS by The Sports Network, which he won in sixth place.
Adams drove himself into national prominence 1914-1948 as the undisputed starter in his second season as the undisputed starter. He passed for 411 yards and four touchdowns while still rushing for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Adams was the first FCS player to be included in the HeismanPundit.com straw poll for the first time.
Adams led the Eagles to the Big Sky Conference Championship and the NCAA Division I Semifinal, winning the Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year Award and Runner of the Year by the CFPA, the highest overall award given out by the CFPA at the FCS level. In addition, he came in second place in the Walter Payton Award voting.
Adams threw for 4,994 yards with 55 touchdown passes, while simultaneously running for 605 yards in all 15 games.
Adams made his junior season as one of the most high-profile players at the FCS level. He will lead his team to the Big Sky Conference championship for the third time in a row and a third-straight trip to the FCS playoffs. Adams' per-game averages for total offensive yards (376.8), passing yards (348.3), and points responsible for (24.8) were all high in the nation, but he didn't play enough games to be included in NCAA statistics. Adams broke two bones in his foot during a victory over Idaho State on October 4, causing him to miss four games.
In a 59-52 loss, Adams completed 31 of 46 passes for 475 yards and seven touchdowns against Washington on September 5. The seven touchdowns were the most the Huskies had ever allowed an opposing quarterback Children's home.
Adams has received a number of honors during the year, including being named the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-Big Sky Conference for the second year in a row. The Associated Press also named him as a First-Team All-American. Adams was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award again this year, but he was the runner-up for the second year in a row, losing to Villanova's John Robertson.
Adams requested and was granted a release from his Eastern Washington scholarship in January so he could speak to other departments in regards to transferring for his senior season. Adams called Oregon, UCLA, and Boise State. Adams was also contacted by Texas and Maryland in respect of transferring.
Adams revealed on February 9, 2015, that he wants to apply for a scholarship to Oregon and transfer for his senior season, rather than remaining at Eastern Washington. However, later this summer, it was revealed that Adams had to pass a math course in order to graduate from Eastern Washington University. He graduated from Eastern Washington and officially joined the Oregon Ducks on August 13, 2015. Adams was named starting quarterback on August 28 after only two weeks on campus. He made his debut against Eastern Washington, his former team. Adams played in ten games and had a total of 2,643 yards, 26 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
Note: The QB Rating, or QBR, is a proprietary quarterback rating system used by ESPN and used by ESPN. ESPN did not rate Adams' game while watching EWU, but not for QBR. ESPN has two versions of their QBR metric for college football games: a raw version and an adjusted version. This is to account for the massive disparities in defensive talent among college football players. In this table, the adjusted QBR is used.
In the 2016 NFL Draft, Adams was undrafted. Since the draft, he accepted an invitation to the Seattle Seahawks' rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis. The Seahawks opted not to sign Adams after the mini-camp concluded. Adams also tried out at the Washington Redskins rookie mini-camp.
The BC Lions of the Canadian Football League announced on May 18, 2016 that they were negotiating with Adams, who was on their negotiation list. His rights were exchanged to the Montreal Alouettes in return for a 1st-round pick in the 2017 CFL Draft, two days later. Vernon Adams tweeted, "Can't wait to get to Montreal Alouettes." "Thank You God." Adams had signed with the Alouettes on May 22, 2016 to a three-year deal, according to the team. He played for the Alouettes in their first game on October 22, his first game for the Alouettes. Adams gained all threeexecuting games in the final three games of the regular season, throwing four touchdowns and running for another. With a record of 7–11, the Alouettes finished in second place in the East division for the second time this season, missing the playoffs. Adams was a backup for the Alouettes in the first seven games of the 2017 season and had one rushing touchdown.
Adams, along with the Alouettes' fifth round pick in the 2018 CFL Draft, was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for Tevaughn Campbell, a third round pick in the 2018 CFL Draft and a third round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft on August 15, 2017. Adams served as a back-up and short yardage rusher with the Roughriders, with 3 touchdowns on the ground.
Adams was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on February 2, 2018, for all-star defensive lineman Charleston Hughes, during the offseason. Adams was supposed to be traded on June 7, 2018, but the Ti-Cats announced him as a wide receiver. Adams never played for Hamilton; on June 21, 2018, Adams was one of three players released by the Tigers; on June 21, 2018.
The Montreal Alouettes re-signed Adams on June 26, 2018. In the team's Week 7 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos, Adams led 15 of 28 pass attempts for 217 yards with one interception, along with 72 yards passing and a rushing touchdown. Johnny Manziel returned to action the following week after Manziel's interception-plagued CFL debut, scoring another rushing touchdown but was later classified as out "two to six weeks due to a foot injury." Adams missed the remainder of the year, but he and some other quarterbacks agreed to a two-year deal with the Alouettes on October 28, 2018.
Adams was named Als' backup quarterback behind Antonio Pipkin in the 2019 season. However, Adams was named starting quarterback after Pipkin sustained a leg injury early in the season. Adams went on to play for the Alouettes for the next five games, winning three games in a row before suffering a concussion against the Redblacks in Week 8. Adams returned from injury in Week 10 and led the Alouettes to a come-from-behind victory over the defending champion Calgary Stampeders. Adams' stellar play came late into the season, leading the Alouettes to multiple come-from-behind victories, launching his team to second place in the East Division with a record of 7-5. However, Adams ripped the helmet of Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Adam Bighill off his head and then swung the helmet at Bighill's head in one of those victories. Adams was suspended for one game by gadgetry, which he did not appeal. Adams was named team's Most Outstanding Player after a season-long lockout.
Following the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season, Adams returned to the Alouettes as their starting quarterback and continued his solid play into the 2021 season. Adams sustained a shoulder injury in the last few minutes of the team's Week 10 match against the Ottawa Redblacks. Adams was activated by the Alouettes on the six-game injured reserve list the next day. Head coach Khari Jones ruled out the likelihood that Adams would return to the team late in the season on November 10, 2021. Adams appeared in eight games in the 2021 season. Adams and the Alouettes decided to a contract extension through the 2023 CFL season on December 16, 2021. Adams played in the first game of the 2022 season, but after only gaining 21 yards of offense in the first quarter of the team's second game, head coach Khari Jones switched to veteran quarterback Trevor Harris. Khari Jones was suspended and recalled by general manager Danny Maciocia, who retained Trevor Harris in his role as the starting quarterback after the first four games of the season. With an elbow injury, Adams was thrown off the one-game injury list on July 27, 2022 Adams was added to the one-game injury list. Adams was put on the six-game injured reserve list with tendinitis in his throwing elbow a week later.
Adams was traded by the BC Lions in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2023 CFL Draft on August 31, 2022. Adams was named as the starting quarterback for the Lions' Week 15 match against the Calgary Stampeders by 12 days later.