After being cut by the Buffalo Bills in 2012 Vince Young has been out of football. That was until today when the Packers signed him to a one year deal. Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Vince Young signs one year contract with Packers


The wait is over – Vince Young, the mercurial quarterback who has been out of football for an entire year, signed a one year deal today with the Green Bay Packers.

On a busy day in Green Bay – a day when the Packers didn’t even practice – Young was brought in for a workout this afternoon and didn’t leave. He is said to have signed the deal today after the workout.

Terms of the deal were not immediately known for the veteran quarterback who has been an NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Pro-Bowler, among many other accomplishments.

In six years as a quarterback in the league, Young has posted a 31-19 record, completed 755 of 1,304 pass attempts (57.9 percent) for 8,964 yards. He came into the league as a heralded rookie and had instant success with Tennessee, but his career took a dive during the past three years. He spent one year in Philadelphia where he was a flop in the Eagles’ system. He played, for the most part behind Michael Vick in Philly.

He attempted to hook on with the Buffalo Bills in 2012, but was cut in training camp. He’s been out of football until today.

The Packers saw as much as they wanted from B.J. Coleman in Saturday’s scrimmage. The second-year player threw two interceptions – one that was returned for a touchdown.

Young brings a veteran presence to the team, as well as the ability to run the read-option to help prepare the Packers defense for the upcoming onslaught of the newfangled offense that’s most likely going to be thrown at them from opponents in 2013.

If nothing else, Young will present an interesting battle for the number two quarterback spot behind starter Aaron Rodgers.

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  • Mike Brand

    not a bad deal hate it for harrell now you know he is the odd guy out unless they keep 3 qbs on the 53. wonder what his number will be and will he play fri night

    • RayRivard

      Yeah, I doubt he plays Friday night, but who knows. Maybe he gets a couple of series late in the game just to get him on the field.

  • J.R. Augustine

    I’d love to think Vince is past all the issues and still has everything it takes to be a great QB in the league, but right now I have reservations. There’s a reason recent teams haven’t kept him around.

    Hopefully, he’ll be the start of a string of #2s at GB that are so good they become #1s but have to go elsewhere to do so because the Packer #1 QB remains healthy. Much like the Favre era.