MONTREAL -- The Montreal Alouettes acquired the Canadian Football League rights to former Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams on Friday from the British Columbia Lions for a first-round pick next year.
Can't wait to get to Montreal. #Alouettes 🙏🏽🏈 Thank you God.— Vernon Adams Jr. (@vadams_qb) May 20, 2016
The 5-foot-11 Adams recently had unsuccessful tryouts with the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. After moving to Oregon from Eastern Washington last season as a graduate transfer, he completed 168 of 259 passes for 2,643 yards and 26 touchdowns with only six interceptions in 10 starts for the Ducks.
Montreal has 36-year-old Kevin Glenn as its likely starter at quarterback.
"Both sides negotiated in good faith, but in the end, it became clear that we weren't going to be able to meet Vernon's expectations as they relate to length of contract and remuneration," B.C. general manager Wally Buono said in a statement. "We've got very good depth at the quarterback position, so being able to turn this asset into a first-round pick in next year's CFL draft is a win for the Lions."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.