Oh, How Far Vince Young Has Fallen

By Steven Carollo
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Vince Young has a new job, as he was signed earlier in the week by the Green Bay Packers. His new job is obviously not going to be starting quarterback, since that position is filled by a man by the name of Aaron Rodgers.

Young’s new job is fighting for the backup quarterback job. Yes, Vince Young, the rookie quarterback in 2006 who looked to have a bright future and a lot of upside in this league, has fallen so far that he might not even be able to make an NFL team as a backup quarterback.

Actually, that just happened to Young last year in Buffalo, but I think if it happens again this year that it will be even sadder. The reason why I say this is because Young is going to battle for the No. 2 quarterback job of the Packers against Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman. Who?

That’s exactly what I thought. So one would think that means Young has the backup QB job easy, but supposedly that is not the case.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy wants to have a fair quarterback competition between all three players and based on what they show during the preseason will get the No. 2 quarterback job.

Can Young finally mature and realize that just because he is Vince Young that he still has to work hard in practice and improve his game? I mean, in all honesty, I think we are far past the days of when Young’s name actually meant something in the NFL.

Remember this was the guy who said just three years ago that he will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Yeah, and so will David Carr.

Young has to realize that he will never be a starting quarterback for Green Bay and has to take his role as a backup seriously and actually show up for the Packers during this preseason if he wants the job, otherwise he will be cut once again. And that won’t look good on his “Hall of Fame” resume.


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