The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent quarterback Vince Young to a one year contract worth $2 million with an additional $1 million that can be earned in incentives. While many feel as if Young was brought in to challenge incumbent starter Ryan Fitzpatrick after the Harvard product struggled mightily after signing a lucrative deal, the better odds are that Young fails to make the Week 1 opening day roster.
Young has demonstrated flashes of brilliance, only to follow that up each and every time with an inane amount of immaturity and lack of leadership. He may possess enough talent to remain in the NFL for a while longer, but he is not a starting quarterback.
Truth be told, he is barely capable of being a quality back up signal caller.
The bottom line is that the Bills signed Fitzpatrick to a $59 million extension during last season. He is their guy; a sentiment further echoed by head coach Chan Gailey. Young may not even make it as the team’s No. 2 guy, especially with Tyler Thigpen still in the mix, and Thigpen and Gailey are familiar with each other from their days with the Kansas City Chiefs.
While still just 28-years-old, Young did not exactly look all that sharp in his appearances with the Philadelphia Eagles last season, filling in for the injured Michael Vick. Unless Buffalo plans on using Young in certain wildcat packages or in other forms or fashions, I see him struggling to make the roster heading into the regular season, especially with his work ethic and attitude always in question.
So, simply put, Young will not challenge Fitzpatrick in Buffalo in 2012. He may not even give Thigpen a run for his money.