Vernon Adams Jr. On Journey to the NFL
I chose to write my blogs this semester on the mighty Vernon Adams senior transfer quarterback for the Oregon Ducks on his journey to the National football league. Vernon Adams was a standout quarterback at the university of Eastern Washington, but when Oregon’s Marcus Marriota was drafted as the 2nd overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft to the Tennessee titans. After Oregon searched desperately for a replacement and stumbled upon Vernon Adams of Eastern Washington who racked up 110 passing touch downs 10 rushing touchdowns and threw for over 10,000 yards during his tenure at Eastern Washington University.
Vernon Adam’s senior year he asked to be granted permission out of his scholarship at Eastern Washington to speak with other schools. He spoke with several top division 1 colleges such as UCLA, Boise State, Maryland and Texas. Vernon Adams accepted the scholarship to the University of Oregon but before his plan to leave he had to pass one match class at eastern Washington University in order to graduate and leave. He passed the math test on August 13, 2015 and two weeks later he was already declared the starting quarterback at Oregon.
Oregon’s season opener was against his old college eastern Washington where he threw for 246 passing yards and 2 passing touchdowns. Adams led his new team to defeat eastern Washington by a score of 61–47. Throughout the season Vernon Adams was doubted heavily that he was not ready to compete against the schools in the pac12 as well as other division one schools. Throughout the season he constantly proved everyone wrong and led his team all the way to the Alamo bowl against Texas Christian University (TCU). Vernon Adams instantly popped off in this game and took his team to a 31–0 lead going into half time before he had to exit the game due to a crushing blow to the head. TCU came back to defeat Oregon but scouts saw enough of what they needed to see what Vernon Adams was capable of during the 1st half.
Now he was faced the biggest challenge of them all would he be able to produce the same kind of talent in the national football league? Due to the fact that Vernon Adams Jr. is 5’10 he is undersized to be at the quarterback position but his speed makes up for it impeccably. He’s been compared to 2014 Super Bowl MVP quarter back Russell Wilson who’s also an undersized quarterback competing very well in the NFL today. Many feel that quarterbacks like Russell come every so often but Vernon is ready to prove them otherwise the draft coming up in April and the NFL combine coming up at the end of February. Scouts and sports analyst thought the East West Shrine game would be a great way to prove his readiness for the next level. Vernon Adams Jr. came out and shocked the world by throwing for 3 passing touchdowns and 191 yards in less than one half. He was then awarded MVP of the game and from that point forward many people had second thoughts on Vernon Adams Jr. preparedness for the National Football League.