Former Offensive Rookie of the Year QB Vince Young is trying another attempt to break back into the NFL. The former Tennessee Titans showed potential while with the Titans but has seen his career take a free fall in recent years with failed stints with the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills. Young did not play in the NFL last season.
Young has trying to get back to the NFL and worked out for scouts at the University of Texas Pro Day on Tuesday. He is currently enrolled at Texas, working on finishing his degree, perhaps a sign of maturity by the quarterback that has made some strange decisions during his career.
His physical tools have never really been questioned, and scouts agreed that he did throw well during his 30-minute workout. It’s been his quirky behavior and inability to grasp the playbook that has plagued him throughout his career. He made news after joining the Philadelphia Eagles and immediately naming the 2011 Eagles as the Dream Team, a moniker that would haunt Philadelphia the entire season.
Given his mobility coupled with the expanded use of the read-option across the league, it’s possible that a team in need of a backup with starting experience might take another chance on Young. Perhaps the San Francisco 49ers with Young being behind Colin Kaepernick. Maybe the Jacksonville Jaguars could bring him in for a look, after all, if he can’t beat out Blaine Gabbert, it’s time for him to end his comeback hopes.
Then again, it’s possible that Young’s career will go down as another player that possessed immense talent but wasn’t able to connect all the other dots in order to create a successful NFL career.
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