Help Wanted: Packers Looking For QBs; Vince Young To Tryout Monday

Ex-Titans, Ex-Bills, Ex-Eagles QB Vince YoungVince Young hasn’t played a down in the NFL since the 2011 season, but the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback will receive a tryout with the Green Bay Packers on Monday during a new week of training camp.

The Packers are well-set at the quarterback position behind Aaron Rodgers. But in the event of an injury, Green Bay wants to ensure that they have a quarterback able to come in and be productive. Currently on the roster in a contest for the No.2 quarterback is Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman. Young reportedly got to Green Bay on Sunday night.

Young was the third pick in the 2006 NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans. He has 50 starts under his belt. Young has thrown for close to 9,000 yards in his career to go along with 46 touchdowns. But he has not been without plenty of struggles during his time in the NFL, most notably with interceptions and decision making.

Young has more interceptions in his career than he does touchdown passes, which is a ratio that no quarterback wants to have. But at the same time there are some positives to focus on. He was a very mobile quarterback, rushing for 12 touchdowns in his career, and amassing 1,500 yards on the ground in six seasons. Young was the 2006 Rookie of the Year on offense in the NFL.

Teams in the NFL these days need to have successful backup quarterbacks. For Green Bay, neither Coleman nor Harrell are proven. And while Young does not come without baggage, he does have much more experience playing than either of the quarterbacks aside from Rodgers on the Packers’ roster.

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