With the first round of roster cuts looming for all NFL teams later this afternoon, the Buffalo Bills appear to be adding a player to their roster. Several outlets are reporting this evening that the Bills will acquire Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson. Does this move spell the end of Vince Young in Buffalo? The Bills currently have three quarterbacks on their roster as Young has been battling with journeyman Tyler Thigpen as the team’s backup quarterback spot behind Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Vince Young has had an up and down tenure with the Bills. He looked good at times during the offseason in minicamps but head coach Chan Gailey told the media on several accounts that Young was struggling with the Bills offensive system. Jackson became expendable in Seattle after the team drafted Russell Wilson and acquired free agent QB Matt Flynn. The veteran signal caller has yet to take the field this preseason for the Seahawks.
Young did little against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week in order to solidify his status as a backup for the Bills. Young completed just ten of 26 passes and threw two interceptions. The former University of Texas quarterback has struggled to catch on with a team since being released by the Tennessee Titans.
Last season, Young was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and famously dubbed the 2011 Eagles as the Dream Team prior to the start of the season, a moniker which haunted the team all season. In limited action while replaced Michael Vick, Young struggled with turnovers. He played under a one-year contract last season and generated little interest on the free agent market until being signed to a relatively small contract by the Bills this offseason.
Of course, Young could be retained and Thigpen becomes the odd man out in Buffalo. Then again, it’s possible that the Bills could release both quarterbacks and keep Jackson as Ryan Fitzpatrick’s backup for the 2012 season.
The potential trade between the Seahawks and Bills has been complicated with details surrounding Jackson’s salary for this season. It has been reported that Jackson would renegotiate his salary in order to join another team.