Posted August 05, 2013

Report: Vince Young to try out with Packers

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Vince Young will tryout with the Packers on Monday. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Vince Young will try out with the Packers on Monday. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Green Bay Packers will bring quarterback Vince Young in to try out as a backup to Aaron Rodgers, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

According to the report, the 30-year-old quarterback was at Austin-Straubel airport and is scheduled to work out with the Packers on Monday. Young hasn’t appeared in the NFL since 2011 when he threw for 866 yards as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Young will compete with 28-year-old Graham Harrell and 24-year-old B.J. Coleman to backup the 2011 AP MVP Rodgers.

Young, a two-time Pro Bowler was selected No. 3 overall in the 2006 draft by the Tennessee Titans and was unable to break camp with the Buffalo Bills last season. In six seasons in the NFL between the Titans and Eagles, Young has thrown for 8,964 yards and 46 touchdowns against 51 interceptions.


11 comments
Greenbaypackerstv
Greenbaypackerstv

he has signed one year deal with the pack and will be in teams qb meeting tonight. I'm not sure about this singing but if it was cheap then it's good i hated our back up qb's

dbum
dbum

this dude started out so well and so much talent to go on. i remember him running wild on guys, with a lot more power than vick or rgIII, and he made all the key throws. now, itd be a huge surprise if he could even stick on a roster. if you cant stick as a QB for the bills then...

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip

This could be interesting, but we need an O-lineman.......like yesterday! YIKES!

deanthology
deanthology

QBs like VY cannot be functional backups in any sort of conventional offense. They need an offense built around their skill sets which requires a huge commitment from a franchise. VY has no one to blame but himself for where he is today. He had it all set to have a long career and was getting better and better each season. Then he went postal. Too bad, but his career is over.

john15
john15

Will take his bonus in Purple Drank.

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

He is probably better than every 3rd stringer on a roster.  Not sure how many 2nd stringers he is better than.  Depends on his attitude.  He has the skills.

OverEd
OverEd

@doghockey @OverEd  -dog, you don't get sarcasm too well, do you?

I'll spell it out for you.

The point of my comment was to imply that VY is such old news, that he is so washed up and his playing days are so far behind him that he has been forgotten.