Welcome back to the show, Vince Young.
The veteran quarterback’s NFL career was given new life Monday, when Young impressed the Green Bay Packers enough during a workout to earn a one-year contract, according to multiple reports.
Young was a standout at the University of Texas nearly a decade ago, finishing second in Heisman Trophy voting and leading the Longhorns to the 2006 national championship, but his NFL career has been a roller coaster ride.
Young was drafted third overall by the Titans and earned a pair of Pro Bowl selections with Tennessee, but he later lost his starting job to Rusty Smith and was unceremoniously released prior to the 2011 season. He then appeared in just six games for the Eagles in 2011, throwing for four touchdowns and nine interceptions, and was released by Buffalo during the 2012 preseason.
Chances are very slim that the 30-year old will challenge Aaron Rodgers for the starting role in Green Bay, but he will compete with B.J. Coleman and Graham Harrell — who have thrown a combined four NFL passes — for the No. 2 spot as training camp continues. Young’s mobility will also allow him to serve as a scout-team stand-in for read-option quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III, whom the Packers play in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively.
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