Bankruptcy cleared up, Vince Young focuses on NFL comeback

Anwar S Richardson
Shutdown Corner

Vince Young still believes he can make it in the NFL.

Young just needs an NFL team to share his sentiments.

The former NFL quarterback recently made headlines after filing for bankruptcy. Young obtained a $1.8 million loan during from Pro Player Funding during the 2011 NFL lockout, and that amount grew to $2.5 million with interest. However, Young recently settled that debt and asked for the Chapter 11 case to be dismissed.

Young is currently focused on working out and finding an NFL home in 2014.

"I am pleased with the quick resolution of my bankruptcy case," Young said through his spokesman (via the Houston Chronicle). "With all these battles behind me, I am able to devote my sole focus on family, football and pursuing all opportunities in front of me."

Young will reportedly train in San Diego for the next two months in hopes of making an NFL roster.

Unfortunately, for Young, it seems unlikely.

Young was signed by Green Bay last August and released before the regular season. The Packers were not interested in signing Young after injuries to Aaron Rodgers and Seneca Wallace. Green Bay elected to sign and start Matt Flynn, an NFL underachiever, instead of Young.

Prior to last season, Young spent training camp with the Buffalo Bills and was released. He spent that season unemployed until Green Bay gave him a shot last year.

Young was the No.3 overall pick by Tennessee in the 2006 draft, but was released after five seasons. He was 30-18 with the Titans, including a playoff loss.

However, his leadership (he once threw a portion of his uniform into the stands), work ethic and ability to stay healthy were questioned. He spent one year as a backup in Philadelphia and has turned into a journeyman.

One NFL team might be willing to give Young a chance, but considering that seems unlikely, at least his finances are in order.

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