Vince Young throws first touchdown in NFL game since 2011 during Packers’ preseason loss

Anwar S Richardson

Green Bay Packers quarterback Vince Young is not only battling against Graham Harrell for the right to backup Aaron Rodgers, but fighting to remain in the NFL.

Young’s fall from grace – first-round draft pick to major bust – is well documented. The Buffalo Bills had Young on their preseason roster last year, but he was released after three games. He completed only 25-of-52 passes for 276 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions during his brief tenure. Young was unemployed until Green Bay signed him recently.

It might be hard for Young to make Green Bay’s 53-man roster, but he finally had something to smile about after Seattle's 17-10 preseason victory against the Packers on Friday.

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Young entered the game during Green Bay’s second possession in the third quarter, and led his team on an 11-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, which lasted 5:57 minutes. He scrambled for 21-yards on the second play, and capped off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Amosa.

The last time Young threw a touchdown pass in an NFL game occurred when he quarterbacked the Philadelphia Eagles against the Seattle Seahawks on December 1, 2011. Of course, Young threw four interceptions, too, and Philadelphia was defeated, 31-14.

Young completed 6-of-7 passes for 41 yards and one touchdown, plus had three carries for 39 yards, on Friday. He will probably need another solid performance in Green Bay’s preseason finale to make this year's roster, however, it appears Young is still alive in Green Bay's backup battle.
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