After striking out with the Seahawks and Redskins in rookie mini-camp tryouts, former Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams appears to be shifting his focus north of the border.
According to a report from TSN, Adams is in talks with the B.C. Lions. If he joins, he will likely compete for the third-string job with the Lions.
Adams compared himself to quarterbacks like Warren Moon and Doug Flutie, both who became NFL legends after stints in the CFL. Adams had no problem voicing his frustration that teams are passing on him due to his size, something that scouts have criticized throughout Adams' entire time trying to reach the NFL. Adams said that if teams would just give him a chance, they'd acquire a great leader.
If this move is made, Adams wouldn't be the only former Oregon quarterback in Canada. Jeremiah Masoli, who played two seasons at Oregon in 2008 and 2009, has spent the past three years with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The B.C. Lions and Hamilton Tiger-Cats will face each other twice this summer, so if Adams does head to the Lions, that could be a fun game to watch.