Vince Young Released By The Green Bay Packers
By Jonah Diltz
Vince Young tweeted over the weekend that he will not be a part of the Green Bay Packers’ plans for the upcoming season.
"Thanks to the @packers for the opportunity great organization great team wonderful fans good luck this season."
A calm and thankful farewell from Vince Young to the Packers organization, who gave him a shot to be a backup quarterback. Young, who was the runner up to Reggie Bush in the 2005 Heisman race, was battling with B.J. Coleman for the second-string position behind starting QB Aaron Rodgers.
He was drafted by and played for the Tennessee Titans for five years before going to the Philadelphia Eagles for a season, and then went to the Buffalo Bills where he was cut before the 2012 season.
Many thought Young had a very good chance to win the backup position in Green Bay and were surprised by his tweet. Young was 26-of-49 for 218 yards, completing one passing touchdown and fumbling three times this preseason.