Vernon Adams to get tryout with Seahawks

AP

Former Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams played well in the East-West Shrine Game. Not well enough to get drafted. And not well enough to be included in the land rush of undrafted players who sign immediately after the draft. But well enough to earn a chance to attend a rookie minicamp and show what he can do in the hopes of getting a spot on the 90-man roster.

According to multiple reports, Adams will participate in Seattle’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Technically, it means he could be signed by another team before then. As a practical matter, it means that his agents already have determined that there’s no one that currently wants to sign him.

Last week, Adams declared himself to be better than the guy who ended up being the No. 1 overall pick.

“Honestly, if I’m not as good as him I am better than him,” Adams told Dan Patrick regarding Rams quarterback Jared Goff. “I’m not going to sit here and say he’s better than me because there’s nothing that he’s doing that I can’t do.”

And it’s not just blind optimism. Adams conceded in the same interview that Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the No. 2 pick in the draft, is better than Adams.

“He’s the only quarterback in this draft that I can literally say he’s better than me,” Adams told Patrick regarding Wentz. “I’ve seen him at the Combine. . . . He made every single throw. I’ve been watching him since we were both freshmen. He’s a legit quarterback.”

Adams will get a chance to prove to the Seahawks soon that he’s at least good enough to be a camp arm. If/when Adams does that, he can prove that he’s good enough to be on the 53-man roster.

14 responses to “Vernon Adams to get tryout with Seahawks

  1. A LOT of upside with this kid, could turn into a VERY good backup for Wilson.

  2. I am a Ducks fan. I stopped watching my team this year because this guy is so bad. Bringing this guy in was a big mistake for our program. We lost faith with every underclassman QB in our program by keeping him when it became abundantly clear he was out of his league. ” Deer in the headlights” does not even begin to describe it.

  3. This kid legit thought he was going to be a 2nd or 3rd round pick if you follow his social media. Kinda sucks for these kids who have big draft parties and end up going undrafted.

  4. Haha. It seems Jeff Fisher is the only person on this planet that believes Goff is better than Wentz.

  5. I am a Ducks fan. I stopped watching my team this year because this guy is so bad. Bringing this guy in was a big mistake for our program. We lost faith with every underclassman QB in our program by keeping him when it became abundantly clear he was out of his league. ” Deer in the headlights” does not even begin to describe it.
    ———————————————————————-Obviously you didn’t watch your on team or you blind one of the 2.

  6. billbrasky72 says:
    May 1, 2016 3:53 PM
    Haha. It seems Jeff Fisher is the only person on this planet that believes Goff is better than Wentz.
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    Yeah, that whopping 254 yards per game average of Wentz is really mind blowing. Funny how this insanely great QB wasn’t heard of until after the season.

  7. couldntthinkofaname….. so what should Wentz have told his coach that they weren’t allowed to use there dominating running game because he need more passing stats for Internet commenters?

  8. squackduckhawk
    With Adams, they were up 31-0 against TCU. With Lockie, they ended up losing in triple overtime. You need to watch more Oregon games for being such a fan.

  9. If he was a few inches taller he’d have been at least a 3rd round pick. The NFL values height more than they value good qb play apparently, if you are 6’4, they can explain any flaw away, Hackenberg went 2nd round for goodness sake. You can’t tell me he wasn’t worth at least a late round pick, Jake Rudock got drafted 6th round, and as a Michigan grad, I liked him and enjoyed watching him get better, but I don’t know how in the world he was worth a draft pick and Adams can’t even get an UDFA contract. If you saw Russell Wilson in college, it was easy to see he was the real deal, but because of his height he goes 3rd round.

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