Cleveland Browns Agree To Terms With Vince Young
By Allen Kim
The Cleveland Browns are kicking the tires on Vince Young, and they’ve agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the quarterback, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL.com.
Brian Hoyer is tentatively penciled in as the team’s starting quarterback, but it would be shocking if the Browns didn’t use at least one of their first two picks in the 2014 NFL Draft on a quarterback. So there are no guarantees that Young even makes the final 53-man roster.
“I’m one of the older guys now,” said Young following voluntary minicamp the other day. “It’s kind of funny to say.”
Set to turn 31 in a few weeks, Young clearly doesn’t have much left in the tank if he wasn’t even able to beat out Matt Flynn or Scott Tolzien for the backup spot behind Aaron Rodgers after working out for the Green Bay Packers last season. Young is going up against Tyler Thigpen and Alex Tanney for a backup spot in Cleveland, and while he’s not exactly going up against tough competition, he hasn’t played in a game since 2011.
“One thing a lot of people don’t know is, they don’t know the truth,” Young told reporters on Tuesday about his professional career. “The only person that knows the truth is yourself and your family. As long as you believe in that, continue to live your dream and always stay ready for those opportunities.”
This could very well be Young’s last opportunity to land on another NFL roster. If he can’t even make the quarterback-needy Browns squad, he may very well have to give the CFL a shot if he wants to continue his career playing football.