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MONTREAL -- Former Montreal Alouettes quarterback Adrian McPherson has signed with the AFL's Tampa Bay Storm, the team announced earlier this week.

McPherson, 29, was set to become a free agent on Feb. 15, but was released by the Alouettes 10 days earlier to get a head start on free agency. The Bradenton, FL. native was the fifth best player on's list of Top 10 Free Agents of 2013.

In five years with the Als, McPherson has thrown 243 passes for 1,505 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. The Florida State product is also effective on the ground, as he’s registered 1,035 rushing yards and nine majors on 41 attempts.

The six-foot-three, 220-pound pivot returns for his fourth season in the AFL and first with the Storm.

He began his professional career with the Indiana Firebirds in 2004 and earned AFL Rookie of the Year honours as he completed nearly 60 per cent of his passes for 3,297 yards, 61 touchdowns and only five interceptions. He added an additional 259 yards on the ground along with 19 rushing touchdowns.




Fan Comments
Dave Saj
Hey you never know. An older Kurt Warner got his start in the Arena League before he was truly discovered.
Yeah...I know I am dreamin'... Still, I wish him well and, yes, he very well could come back to the CFL and be productive.
February 25, 2013 - 10:38pm
wild horse
I should read more carefully. THE AFL !!??? Ha-ha-ha. He'll be back in the CFL. Yes, maybe the Ottawa Raftsmen.
February 21, 2013 - 4:56pm
Well he was tired of being a back up in the CFL but will he earn a starting position in the AFL?
February 21, 2013 - 4:24pm
He spent 4 years in Arena. Also nailed down a Rookie Of the Year award in the Arena League as well.
February 22, 2013 - 4:12pm
als rule
may/could re-surface with ottawa next season or not!!
February 21, 2013 - 2:40pm
Who says you can never go home. Hope Adrian does well in the Arena league, and I'm sure he is viewing this as a win-win situation. Still playing football and in his home State.

Something tells me the CFL hasn't seen the last of him either. Congrats Adrian.
February 21, 2013 - 1:58pm
wild horse
Maybe he could have had more opportunity to play elsewhere in the CFL. He never showed all that much, considering his potential. Good Luck to him, but I'm doubtful he'll make the Bucs, even with the new Running QB craze that's sweeping the NFL. The problem with that exciting Offensive approach is exactly the RGIII story - eventually you can bet your QB WILL GET WACKED.
February 21, 2013 - 1:08pm
als rule
sorry budster AFL is arena football league and TB is not tampa bucs of the NFL!!
February 21, 2013 - 9:05pm
wild horse
Hey, even the Great Ones mess-up occasionally. Ooops!!!
February 22, 2013 - 12:40pm
als rule
true very very true!! no drips no hits and only 1 error BUT no points scored!! so no harm no foul!!
February 23, 2013 - 3:59pm