Vince Young impressed the Green Bay Packers today at his workout and earned himself a one year deal as the team’s backup, according to ESPN.
The Packers have been desperate for a solid backup since B.J. Coleman has severely underwhelmed in camp thus far. Vince Young may be staring at his final shot in the NFL.
Young has been out of the league since 2011 when he played for the Philadelphia Eagles so-called “dream team,” and hasn’t worked out for a team since being cut by the Buffalo Bills early last season. Talent has never been the issue for the embattled veteran quarterback, it’s been his mind.
After a stellar college campaign with the Texas Longhorns, Vince Young was expected to be the future of the Tennessee Titans. After a few mediocre seasons the expectations rose, and Young couldn’t handle the pressure. He eventually became a tabloid nightmare for the team and rumors of him wanting to harm himself was the final straw as the Titans finally cut him in 2010.
The scenario with the Packers couldn’t be any more perfect for Young who, at 30 years old, has found himself the next best thing to being Tom Brady’s backup in the league. Aaron Rodgers is perhaps the greatest quarterback in the game today, and he is also very durable. If Rodgers were to get injured, the expectations for Young at this stage in his career would be next to nil as compared to his younger days.
Financial details of the signing are not yet available.