‘Don’t try and call me now’: Montreal QB Vernon Adams Jr. motivated by Alouettes re-signing Trevor Harris

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Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. took to Twitter to share his mood after Montreal re-signed veteran Trevor Harris.

Adams Jr. tweeted:

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The five-foot-11, 200-pound Adams Jr. started eight games for the Als in 2021, completing 59 percent of his passes for 1,949 yards with 14 touchdowns against nine interceptions. He was placed on the six-game injured list in mid-October after suffering an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. He did not require surgery, but missed the rest of the season.

That led to general manager Danny Maciocia trading for Harris. The 35-year-old suited up in four regular season games, starting three. He completed 64-of-91 pass attempts (70 percent) for 703 yards with eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Harris has been in the CFL for nine seasons and suited up in 143 career regular season games, 81 starts with a 40-39-2 win-loss record and 2-3 playoff mark.

As a starter in the CFL, Adams Jr. has a 17-10 win-loss record. In 2019, he established himself as the Alouettes No. 1 QB while leading the team to its first playoff appearance since 2014. That year, Adams Jr. finished second in the CFL with 24 touchdown passes and 13 touchdowns of his own, 12 rushing and one receiving.

Even though Adams Jr. received a $190,000 signing bonus in December on a contract extension through the 2023 season, he’s feeling some type of way about Harris being brought back to Montreal.