Posted August 31, 2013

Vince Young released by Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers, NFC North
Vince Young's Packers career lasted less than a month. (Reed Hoffman, AP)

Vince Young’s Packers career lasted less than a month. (Reed Hoffman, AP)

Shortly before reports broke that the Patriots were releasing Tim Tebow, Vince Young tweeted his farewell to the fans of Green Bay, a pretty certain indication that he too had been handed his walking papers on the NFL’s cut day.

Young, who sat out the 2012 season, was trying to revive his career as Aaron Rodgers’ backup. It appeared he had done just that when Green Bay released Graham Harrell, previously its No. 2 QB. Young, though, struggled in the Packers’ preseason finale, completing just 14-of-30 passes, fumbling twice (one resulting in a turnover) and taking a pair of sacks.

Green Bay just signed Young at the start of this month, following rumors that teams like the Raiders and Seahawks also had interest in the former Heisman Trophy runner-up. Young will be on the lookout for another team now, just a week before the regular season begins.

The Packers, meanwhile, now employ just two quarterbacks: Rodgers and 2012 seventh-round pick B.J. Coleman. The Tennessee-Chattanooga product had been pushing Harrell for the Packers’ backup gig before Young was signed, and he could inherit it now. That said, Coleman does not have any NFL regular-season action under his belt, and he finished the previous a mere 14-of-34 through the air.

Young has not made an NFL regular-season appearance since starting three games and seeing action in six for Philadelphia back in 2011. He threw nine interceptions to just four touchdowns in those outings, before signing with Buffalo prior to the 2012 season. The Bills released him in late August and Young did not latch on with another team until the Packers came calling nearly a year later.

9 comments
Larry3
Larry3

So who are they going to pick up that's any better?

OraPike
OraPike

again---all--as in every---pro football player should be paid half of their money each year with half going into a trust to be paid in monthly payments starting 5 years after they are retired.  FOUR OUT OF FIVE ARE BROKE IN FIVE YEARS??????? They are football players not financial wizards----let roger staubach manage their money in the trust.

Dwayne3
Dwayne3

Young and Tebow have been black  balled.

gbgentleman
gbgentleman

@OraPike Does your company take half your paycheck and put it your 401K without your permissions?  MOST Americans have so little retirement savings it is ridiculous. 

Action
Action

@OraPike That sounds like a pretty good deal....for Roger Staubach!

eltex.tx
eltex.tx

@Dwayne3 That is what happens when your QB skills are weak, and you no longer 'out-class' the other team via your athleticism. Vick is similar, but he is still a superior athlete compared to most the defenses. His arm alone isn't enough...