Vince Young Signs One-Year Deal With The Packers
By Allen Kim
Update: The Packers have signed Young to a one-year deal, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.
Apparently Vince Young’s NFL career isn’t over just yet. The Press-Gazette Media reported last night that Young is set to work out for the Green Bay Packers later today. Although, with the Packers cancelling practice and all media availability today, an official statement on the purported tryout may not happen until sometime tomorrow.
The Press-Gazette speculated that Young is potentially being brought in both as a backup and a practice quarterback for the defense to test the read-option, which they struggled with against the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs last season.
If Young shows that he’s not completely washed up, he’ll be battling Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman for the backup spot behind Aaron Rodgers.
After five years with the Tennessee Titans, Young departed the team to play backup on the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he only played in six games and left the City of Brotherly Love after one season. He then went to the Buffalo Bills, where he lasted only a few months before being cut by the team prior to the start of the regular season.
Following his failed stint in Buffalo, Young didn’t garner any interest until the Oakland Raiders called him in for tryouts in April, but they opted not to sign him. This may be his last chance to play in the NFL.