Vernon Adams takes Alouettes starting QB job from Antonio Pipkin

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Verenon Adams has officially taken the Alouettes starting quarterback job from Antonio Pipkin.

Pipkin left Montreal’s season-opener in Edmonton with a right leg injury. He completed 7-of-17 pass attempts for 57 yards plus five carries for 45 yards in almost three quarters of work. The 23-year-old generated a major score in the first quarter, throwing a 20-yard touchdown to prized free agent addition, receiver DeVier Posey.

Adams assumed the role guiding Montreal to a 3-1 mark completing 73-of-111 passes (65 per cent completion rate) for 1,027 yards, five touchdowns against two interceptions and rushing 33 times for 199 yards and three touchdowns.

Head coach and former CFL MOP QB Khari Jones has elected to stick with Adams who has helped Montreal win three straight games for the first time since 2016. Back in May, 2016, the Alouettes traded a 2017 first-round CFL draft pick to the B.C. Lions for Adams. The 26-year-old has finally received a chance to be lead a franchise in Canada.