HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – The Green Bay Packers signed a one year-deal with former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young on Tuesday. Young will compete with Graham Harrell for the backup job behind starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Young, 30, was the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft. He spent five years of his career with the Tennessee Titans and won the 2006 offensive rookie of the year award. Young’s career was never the same after the clash with Jeff Fisher and his off the field problems. Young then went to Philadelphia which also included his ‘dream team’ gaffe. Then last spring he was cut by the Buffalo Bills before the regular season began. Young was out of football in 2012 but performed well at a Pro Day workout this spring.
Recently Young has been in the news for legal and financial problems. Attorneys for the Pro Players group are attempting to recover a $1.7 million from Young. It has gone as far as, deputies with the Harris County Precinct 5 constable’s office last month conducting an inventory of Young’s property.
As for now, Vince Young has his future in his hands. He’ll begin this chapter in his career sitting in meetings and learning from one of the best and most stable quarterbacks in the NFL. The Packers are looking for more mobility and depth, but it’s VY who is looking for a chance, a solid chance to prove that he is still one of the most natural talented guys coming out of the 2006 draft.
Well, at least Vince Young can tell his fellow 2006 draftee, Maurice Jones Drew to not include him in his, “Half the guys drafted in front of me are working at Target right now,” statement:
Here’s to VY, getting his life back in order and hopefully showing the NFL, that he might have something left.
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