Alouettes QB Vernon Adams Jr. decides against opting out of CFL contract

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has decided not to opt out of his CFL contract and remain with the team.

Adams Jr. tweeted on Sunday, August 30 that he was planning on opting out of his contract to explore NFL opportunities.

“After deeply reviewing and reflecting upon my opportunities south of the border, I’ve come to the conclusion that my heart is in Montreal. We started something special in 2019, and I remain fully committed to taking this team to the next step. The best way to do so is to remain with the club, and help make us better in any way possible,” Adams Jr. said.

In January 2020, Adams Jr. signed a new contract through the 2022 season. He had just helped the team finish with a 10-8 record, all while completing 283-of-431 passes for 3,942 yards in only 16 games and finishing second in the CFL with 24 touchdown passes. He tied for the league lead with 12 rushing touchdowns.

“We are satisfied with the turn of events. We never doubted Vernon’s commitment to our organization, our city and our fans,” general manager Danny Maciocia said. “We are happy that Vernon has decided to be a part of our future, and that he will help us achieve our goals by continuing to work hand in hand with us.”

It’s a complete flip from Adams Jr., especially after his agent Cameron Weiss stated there was interest from a “small handful” of NFL teams.

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