Khari Jones names Vernon Adams Jr. Montreal Alouettes starting quarterback to begin 2022 season

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Montreal Alouettes’ head coach Khari Jones has officially named Vernon Adams Jr. as the club’s starting quarterback, according to Joey Alfieri.

Khari Jones on Vernon Adams Jr: “He’s our starting QB. He had a really outstanding training camp…we feel good with him being the starter.” #Alouettes

Jones spoke to TSN last week following his team’s 27-26 preseason victory over the Ottawa Redblacks and declined to name a starter for the regular season. Adams and Trevor Harris both struggled in the game, combining for just 130 passing yards and four interceptions.

Adams started eight games for the Alouettes in 2021 before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. He led the club to a 4-4 record and completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 1,949 yards and 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also carried the ball 51 times for 298 yards.

Trevor Harris took over the controls to end the season after being acquired via trade from the Edmonton Elks in October. He completed 70.3 percent of his passes for 703 yards, eight touchdowns, and two interceptions while rushing five times for 43 yards and going 1-2 as a starter.

Harris also started the East Semi-Final and threw for 364 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 23-12 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The Alouettes are scheduled to visit the Calgary Stampeders on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET to open the 2022 CFL regular season at McMahon Stadium.