Vince Young is now a member of the Green Bay Packers.
The No.3 pick from the 2006 draft class has had his ups and downs during his NFL career, which included an absence from the league in 2012. Now it appears he is on his way back, and will compete for the backup role to starter Aaron Rodgers.
We reported earlier on Monday that Young was to receive a tryout with Green Bay. The Packers were apparently impressed with what they saw, and wasted no time in offering Young a one-year contract.
The story was first reported by ESPN’s Josina Anderson, who alluded to the pending deal that was to be announced later on Monday night.
Breaking: Source: Vince Young will sign a 1-year deal with #Packers.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 5, 2013
Young is the only other quarterback on the roster with significant experience outside of Rodgers. He has started 50 career games in his career, playing for the Titans, Eagles, and Bills during that time.
Aside from the backup role that Young is likely to assume, he will also be a help to demonstrate mobile quarterbacks that the Packers face during the season. Young is very good with his feet, able to scramble outside of the pocket. The Packers defense struggled with mobile quarterbacks last season, in particular in their blowout loss in the playoffs to Colin Kaepernick.