Former Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams thinks he’s as good or better than former Cal quarterback Jared Goff. Adams now has something in common with the first overall pick in the draft, sort of.
The Montreal Alouettes have traded their 2017 first-round draft pick to the British Columbia Lions for the rights to Adams. This year, Goff was the subject of a round-one NFL trade in 2016. (I said, “Sort of.”)
The difference is that Goff was the first pick in the NFL draft, but Adams was undrafted by any NFL team, unsigned as a free agent, and 0-2 in a pair of rookie minicamp tryouts.
“I could be like a Warren Moon or Doug Flutie,” Adams recently said. “All I need is a chance. . . . If they can stop looking at my height and give me a chance they’d get a teammate with a lot of energy and a great leader.”
I love the kid’s confidence. But at some point he needs to do more than talk big.