Lions QB situation for 2023

it’s looking more and more like Nathan Rourke will likely sign an NFL contract for next season. apparently Campbell is ok going with VA. i’m not so sure but if so, i’d like the team to develop a younger inexperienced player behind him to groom for the following season perhaps. i don’t believe O’Connor will be anything more than a serviceable backup. VA is just so inconsistent but perhaps a full training camp a will help.

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Let's start a Cody Fajardo to BC rumour :wink:

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omg no :face_with_symbols_over_mouth::sob:

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I hope O'Connor gets a chance to play/develop in the CFL as a QB

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So much hinges on what Rourke does in the next few weeks and if he ends up in the NFL in some capacity - with that in mind and his injury last year solid Plan B and Plan C should be in place. Travis Lulay is 39 this year and probably is not a viable option going forward -

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Travis Lulay is an option of any kind ?what about Vernon Adams ? What if these guys are free ?--Dane Evans, Cody Fajardo, Chad Kelly, Nick Arbuckle ?

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VA jr is under contract for 2023 at a very reasonable number

Adams Jr. is under contract for the 2023 season. He’s currently slated to collect a $25,000 active roster bonus on February 15 and earn a $113,000 base salary with an additional $13,500 in housing. The dual-threat passer has a chance to pocket $11,111.11 per game for being the starting QB and $1,388.88 per game for playing 51 percent or more of the offensive plays, while 20 or more touchdown passes unlocks a $25,000 bonus.

With Nathan Rourke seemingly destined to sign an NFL contract in the offseason, the Lions have an experienced option for next season. Adams Jr. has a $151,500 hard money total for 2023, which is backup money in the CFL. That can give co-general managers Rick Campbell and Neil McEvoy flexibility at the most important position in football.

Veteran QB Vernon Adams Jr. restructured contract for trade to B.C. Lions - 3DownNation.

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interesting indeed since he can’t sign an NFL contract til Jan 9th

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not sure how this works but he was given permission to pursue an NFL contract. so it might also be that he can sign before that Jan 9th date???
The cfl will certainly miss him if he does go.

Well, It will probably be 1 of 2 things

  1. Re-signing with BC and an off season job at Amar's business as senior manager in charge of paper clips and staplers.
    or
  2. Signing with an NFL team
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How about he got engaged!

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You could try but Dickinson's overtures to him lately sure don't show much confidence in the team getting a FA QB to sign with the green Riders.......

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It is Monday Jan. 9th
The NFL can now officially sign CFL players

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"Vad" Lee - Georgia Tech then 1AA James Madison - Dude is 29 years old. 3 games in the CFL with the Riders in 2016 then time doing indoor football and The Spring League - 2022 played for a horrible Pittsburgh team threw 6 TDs 6 picks and went 1-3 as a starter for the Maulers.

All that said I don't know what the Lions are doing. Maybe they are bringing him in just to kick the Tires? He is 29 and might have things figured out now. Maybe he is mature enough to play pivot in the CFL at this point or maybe he is a guy who they use to tutor a new guy or possible training camp fodder. If he works out cool if not no harm no foul type situation.

They got Vernon Adams under contract so they are just looking for a cheap 3rd stringer or practice roster player. He might be one of the cuts after training camp. Too early to know yet.

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teams are always looking to uncover diamonds in the rough or even just warm bodies for scout teams. can never have enough prospect pool. different skill sets translate to different environments.

remember, a relative unknown guy named Cam Wake once walked into an open BCLions tryout after almost giving up football.

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they require bodies to throw footballs in training camp

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