Eight years after USC, Vernon Adams Jr. is at his best again
The BC Lions quarterback may have just played his best football game since passing for six touchdowns against the Trojans.
Vernon Adams Jr. says he has no regrets with how his career has panned out.
And really, with how good life is right now, it’s easy to believe him.
The former Oregon quarterback is playing the best football of his professional career for a team that’s embraced him as its starter in a city within a four-hour drive of his home in Tacoma.
His son gets to see him play — and his BC Lions just won the CFL’s Western semifinal in a game that saw Adams pass for 413 yards and two touchdowns while tacking on 54 yards and three more scores on the ground. He leads the CFL in passing yards. He’s got contract security. This is the backyard-style-gun-slinging-chip-on-the-shoulder quarterback at his very best.
Still, he finds himself just a little bit jealous of the familiarity Bo Nix has here in his second season with the Oregon Ducks offense. Heck, Adams still sometimes wonders what he could have done with, say, a full fall camp.
“You gotta remember I didn’t pass my math class until five days into training camp,” Adams said. “I couldn’t do spring ball. I couldn’t do summer ball. I couldn’t meet with the coaches. They weren’t breaking any rules for me to come in there and learn the offense on the low or anything like that. I didn’t start learning the offense until five days into training camp.”