Vince Young will sign with Eagles

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As expected, the Philadelphia Eagles will be filling their void at backup quarterback with a guy who has won 30 of 47 career starts.

Vince Young, cut by the Titans and unwanted by any team that has an opening at starter, has agreed to terms with the Eagles, per Albert Breer of NFL Network.  Young will sign a one-year deal.

It’s a great move for both sides.  The Eagles need a backup for Mike Vick, and Young will benefit from the coaching that Andy Reid can provide.

The best news?  That Favre-to-Philly talk can end less than a week after it started.

79 responses to “Vince Young will sign with Eagles

  1. Update– Minutes after signing his deal, Vince Young has been traded to the Miami Dolphins for a second round draft pick. Andy Reid, you’ve done it again!

  2. “The best news? That Favre-to-Philly talk can end less than a week after it started.”

    +1,000,000

  3. A combined wonderlic score of 26 between the Eagle’s QB’s. Could this be the dumbest set of QB’s a team has ever had???

  4. With Vick a constant play away from injury, why not just have him as a normal backup? Why not give him 3 years?

  5. say what you want about young, he wins games. it will take a while to pick up the playbook, but i’m very confident in this pickup. even if he’s the worst starting quarterback in the league(which he’s not) he’s the best backup now. now go and get a linebacker eagles!

  6. Exactly what This kid wants! Career backup, plenty of money, occasional start, not much effort, solid team with a shot at a championship.

  7. As expected, the Philadelphia Eagles will be filling their void at backup quarterback with a guy who has won 30 of 47 career starts.

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    Oh I see, after a few years of bashing him it’s time to pump him up.

  8. Whatever happend to this guy saying he was going to be in the HOF? Never seen a future HOF’er seek out a BACK UP role. Guy is a joke.

  9. “The best news? That Favre-to-Philly talk can end less than a week after it started.”
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    Now that’s something everyone can agree on.
    But good pick-up for the Eagles. Both sides will benefit.

  10. With both Young and Vick potentially a year away from free agency, there could be another very interesting offseason awaiting Philly next year.

  11. VY is a talented knucklehead; hope they can keep him in line. MV is on the straight and narrow right now, and VY would be the perfect partner in crime.

  12. And the winners of free agency. .. The Philadelphia Eagles! DRC, 2nd rd pick, VY, and Babin ( 40+Kill less then Johnson ) and doubt we’re done yet.

  13. Great news for the Eagles:

    As both Kolb and Vick showed last year, you need to have two quality quarterbacks in this league if you want to do anything, and Vince Young will definitely benefit by being here.

  14. Great story. I think the real question on everyone’s mind is, why hasn’t Tiki Barber been signed yet?

  15. This is a bit premature. As per Adam Schefter, young has to pass through waivers before the eags can sign him. Tomorrow at 4 pm

  16. Wow its actually gunna happen, that’s awesome! We just got ourselves a better back up than Kolb would ever of been for the 3 or 4 games Vick is gunna be hurt for. Andy will definitely be able to work his magic again, another nice move by the eagles this off season.

  17. This is a GREAT pick up! Wildcat formation…VY & MV? Defenders wont know who is throwing or passing…solid back up. I like the move regardless of VY’s issues…i think Andy Reid and Marty can work magic with this kid…and next year we will get another draft pick and player..:)

  18. Flyeaglesfly, it will only be a good pickup if (1 the Eagles actually get him after he clears waivers, 2) he actually stays out of trouble while in Philly, and that is a big IF, 3) Reid can actually get through to this young, immature punk.

    jh500, the talent in Philly has been scary for a long time. It doesn’t automatically translate to anything.

    VY is lucky another team is willing to take on a project who has burned bridges in his last city. VY needs to man up quickly, and if not, this will likely be his last chance in the NFL.

  19. Anyone who thinks this is good for your team doesn’t know anything. Philly fans won’t expect him to produce…. When the going gets tough, Young bails. Good luck with that.

  20. News Flash – Favre is determined to prove the Eagles wrong by not signing him instead of VY. Is anxious to join the Skins so that he can beat the Eagles twice next season. Stay tuned.

  21. @skinsfan1981:’This is a bit premature. As per Adam Schefter, young has to pass through waivers before the eags can sign him. Tomorrow at 4 pm’

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    Here’s the part Adam left out: If you claim him , you inherit the contract that he had at Tennessee. Think the Eagles are paying him anything like that? You think any team wants to pay him what he made for the Titans? I doubt it. He’ll clear waivers, and he knows that, that’s why he basically shopped himself like a free agent.

  22. Hopefully the FO can make today perfect and announce they’ve signed Tulloch so I can sleep easy tonight.

  23. So the guy known as the “6 foot 5 version of Michael Vick” during the 2006 NFL Draft is actually going to back up the real guy!!!

    Interesting!!!

  24. wallyhorse says:

    As both Kolb and Vick showed last year, you need to have two quality quarterbacks in this league if you want to do anything
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    That’s how New England, Indy, Pittsburgh and Green Bay do it, right?

    can ANYONE name all four backups, without Googling it?

  25. If anybody thinks Orten or kolb is better than VY they have lost there minds! Im sick of seeing coaches and owners try to make politicaly correct decisions, instead of just picking the best football player. I hope they fire the coach for the dolphins! Henne, Orten what a joke!

  26. The Eagles were my favorite NFC team until they added Vick. Now that they added VY the quitter, they are my least favorite team in football. At least we won’t have to have him here in Nashville anymore..

  27. How could Young eveb talk to the Eagles let alone agree to sign with them when he has not even cleared waivers yet?

  28. interesting thought, when Michael Vick came back in the NFL from prison in 2009, he was totally retaught how to play football, technically how to play quarterback. Andy Reid’s offensive coaching staff taught Michael Vick how to properly throw the ball better, the mechanics, the spacing of the feet, the tighter spiral, learning how to check your reads, pass first, run second. Michael Vick can still run and tear up the the field, watch them do the same thing to Vince Young and make him Vince Young 2.0, now if only Tony Dungy can mentor VY also

  29. It’s a great signing for the Eagles. Vince Young may not be a great “franchise QB” and doesn’t put up great passing stats but he does win games.

    You’ve now got the two most mobile quaterbacks in the game. You can fully tailor your offense to use Vick’s skills, without having to account for a back-up who is a statue by comparison.

    Though I kinda feel sorry for Vince Young. I don’t actually think Andy Reid is that good at coaching quarterbacks. He is very good a using them, at maximising their potential through adjusting his scheme, but they don’t tend to leave as better players. As evidenced by their performance on other teams.

    VY also struggled to cope with fan pressure, in Tennessee. Eagle fans get an unfair rap, but if there is any where a delicate flower like VY is going to struggle to cope with fan pressure, it’s Philly.

  30. So what are the waiver rules in this crazy offseason? Under the old rules, vested vets (4+ seasons) were not subject to waivers if released before a certain point in the regular season.

    Is this because the league year hasn’t officially started yet or something?

  31. polishkinski….”It;s obvious now who Rush Limbaugh’s favorite qb tandem is…”

    No dude, it’s absolutely obvious who the media’s favorite qb tandem is…..

  32. THIS IS A GREAT MOVE. This kid can play. All of you watch what happens under Andy. Andy has a unique way of developing and using QB’S

  33. i don’t think vince young is even the second quarterback; at least not very soon. for those who are celebrating, i don’t expect the eagles to get much of anything out of him this year. a lot like vick the first season.

    if, however, he decides to grow up and work like a grown man, they will teach him to play and probably squat on his rights next year as vick will have been signed to a longer deal by then.

    word to the wise vince. this is the cynical tough northeast. all that wack sh*t you did in tennessee and texas won’t fly brother. start dancing with a bunch of dudes with your shirt off and you’re on the next plane to brokeback mountain….

  34. So Ried trades Kolb who won 3 of his 7 starts for DRC and a 2nd rounder. Then he picks up a QB, head case or not, who won 30 of his 47 starts. They could probably flip him to trade for the entire Jaguars franchise, or maybe Ried could get with Ruban Amaro and add him to the Pence deal…..

  35. TurdSandwich says:
    Jul 29, 2011 1:45 AM
    The Eagles were my favorite NFC team until they added Vick. Now that they added VY the quitter, they are my least favorite team in football. At least we won’t have to have him here in Nashville anymore..
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    Your name says it all. Get over yourself. Vick has been a different guy since they picked him up in 2009….on and off the field. He is the only reason we went to the playoffs last year. He’s made a team that needed several years of breaking in a new unproven QB into a real threat. With the Eagles’ improved their defense and OL (with Watkins, Babin and DRC), they should become an bona fide SB contender.

  36. cured76 says: Jul 29, 2011 12:28 AM

    With Vick a constant play away from injury, why not just have him as a normal backup? Why not give him 3 years?

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    waiting in the wings, MIKE KAFKA!!!

    now let’s get Tulloch or any good LB’s!!!!!!!!!!!

    LB’s

    LB’s

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    Make it happen Walrus and Laurie

    OH< AND GIVE DESEAN SOME $$$$$$$$
    KID is making 600K this seas, that is a crime!!!!!!!!

  37. im shocked that there is such a positive reaction to this. Vince Young SUCKS. All i hear is “he wins games, 30 out of 47.” I guess people didnt do enough research to know that he has not won a single game against an over 500 team in his career. Oh wait he did beat the colts during the last game of the season.

    I hate to say it, but if he were a white QB, he wouldnt get near this much acclaim, he’d just be Derek Anderson

  38. “The Eagles need a backup for Mike Vick, and Young will benefit from the coaching that Andy Reid can provide.”

    Can anyone tell me why Reid still gets a pass for his crappy coaching? Vick is a one trick pony that “benefitted” last year from teams not sure what to expect from him. What exactly did Reid do for him? What did Reid do for 1st round draft pick McNabb? I mean, when you select a QB in the 1st round isn’t he expected to be good?

    Reid has choked and whiffed on winning a championship, has made questionable decisions, and has lied through his teeth. Why is he held to a lower standard than other coaches?

    (Hint: I know why. But I just thought it needed saying.)

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