Denver Broncos: 5 CFL players to consider signing

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Vernon Adams Jr., Denver Broncos
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1. Vernon Adams Jr., QB

Once upon a time, Vernon Adams Jr. had a ton of supporters in the NFL Draft community, to the point that many staked their reputations on their evaluations of him.

Even though many evaluators and analysts were bullish on Adams, he wasn’t a fit in the NFL.

Immediately after things didn’t work for him in the NFL, though, the CFL was interested in Adams and he’s made a nice career for himself up North.

In the 2019 season, Adams threw for 3,942 yards with a completion percentage of 65.7 percent and 24 passing touchdowns, second-most in the CFL. He also tied for the league lead with 12 rushing touchdowns.

Why have Adams on the list?

Earlier in the 2020 offseason, the Broncos were reportedly one of the teams interested in PJ Walker who had played and starred in the XFL.

What if a guy like Adams — a dual-threat — could come in and at least compete with Brett Rypien for the no. 3 job?

If there’s a ‘break in case of emergency’ type of situation at QB in the 2020 season, I might take my chances with a dual-threat like Adams who has a lot more game experience, even if it’s only at the CFL level, and the Broncos would be able to stash him on the practice squad.