Vince Young is getting another shot, after all.
The Green Bay Packers, who brought Young in for a workout, have officially signed the former University of Texas star according to multiple reports.
The #Packers are signing QB Vince Young after his workout today, source says. Back in the game!
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 5, 2013
Young, the third overall pick of the 2006 draft, probably wondered if he'd get that chance. He hadn't resurfaced after the quarterback-needy Buffalo Bills cut him before last season. He completed less than 50 percent of his passes and had two interceptions with no touchdowns in three preseason games with the Bills. An offseason passed, camps started, and the 30-year-old was still out of work.
Not anymore. He'll compete for a roster spot as the backup behind Aaron Rodgers, and the competition isn't too steep.
Graham Harrell has two completions for 20 yards in his NFL career. B.J. Coleman's struggles during the Packers' scrimmage this past weekend likely prompted the Green Bay front office to look into Young.
Young's career went downhill after winning the 2006 offensive rookie of the year award. His petulance led to him walking out on Titans coach Jeff Fisher, which essentially ended his career in Tennessee. A one-year stint in Philadelphia went poorly. He couldn't stick with the Bills. But now he has a chance to resurrect his career in Green Bay, in an offense that is very quarterback friendly.
It won't be easy for Young, considering he's coming in just days before the first preseason game and doesn't have a lot of time to pick up the offense. And he's not the same athlete that ran through USC in the Rose Bowl seven years ago. To this point in his NFL career, he still hasn't proven he can be an efficient passer, and that's after 60 games and 1,304 passes.
But Young has a shot. That's all he can ask for at this point.