After losing Matt Flynn, the Green Bay Packers couldn’t find a quality backup for Aaron Rodgers. With the likes of Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman splitting reps, the Packers were not happy with their development. Unfortunately with the quarterback market being very weak, the Packers needed to find someone.
Surprisingly, the Packers signed Vince Young, which could turn out be a great addition.
Coming out of Texas, Young had an immense amount of pressure that he sadly could not live up to. Since being drafted third overall in 2006 by the Tennessee Titans, Young has struggled to adapt to the NFL. Young last played for the Philadelphia Eagles, where he notoriously called the team a “Dream Team”.
With the great coaching in Green Bay, expect Young to gain championship experience along with strong encouragement. Mike McCarthy and Rodgers will work with Young to help improve his game.
Even though Young is being signed as a backup quarterback, expect McCarthy to experiment with him on the field. Young may not be a starting quarterback in the NFL anymore, but he can prove to be a solid backup. What better situation than backing up the best quarterback in the league?
Young’s ability to run the ball could bring a different dimension to the Packers’ offense. With the lack of running support for Rodgers, Young could run a wildcat or even a read offense with a very dangerous weapon in Randall Cobb. If Young can improve his mental lapses during the game, he can become a surprise weapon for Green Bay.
With the tutelage of Rodgers and McCarthy, Young is in the perfect position to succeed. It’s all up to Vince Young now.