After the Green Bay Packers released QB Graham Harrell, it appeared the backup quarterback position to Aaron Rodgers was Vince Young’s. Not so fast. As NFL scramble to get down to the league imposed minimum 53-man roster by this afternoon, Green Bay has released Vince Young according to several reports.
This is an odd move as it leaves the Packers with just B.J. Coleman backing up Rodgers heading into the season. I realize that Rodgers has been an ironman under center, but they are really rolling the dice with no experience at the backup position heading into this season.
Young flashed some skills this preseason for the Packers and I believed that he would be backing up Rodgers this season. Green Bay is a well run organization and I will be the last person in the world to question their moves, but it does seem a bit strange.
Perhaps there is a plan to bring in someone else. But who? Jimmy Clausen? Matt Leinart? Tim Tebow? Maybe the Oakland Raiders will release Matt Flynn and he can come full circle back to the Packers.
This is a perplexing move by the Packers and if Rodgers goes down for an extended period of time, they are really risking throwing this season away while a 7th round pick who spent the entire season on the practice squad in 2012 will back up one of the most prolific passers in the NFL.