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Vince Young signs one-year, $2 million deal with Bills

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Vince Young has finally found a new NFL home, signing with the Buffalo Bills today.

Young is signing a one-year, $2 million deal with another $1 million in potential playing time bonuses, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting.

The news of Young’s arrival was first “reported” by a man who signed a slightly more lucrative free agent contract with the Bills this offseason: Mario Williams, who wrote on Twitter, “Congrats to @VinceYoung glad to have you!”

Young had a tryout with the Bills last week, and although he reportedly looked good, there had been no word on whether he was signing. But now the deal is done, and Young will serve as a backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick, and perhaps get some playing time in a wildcat type role under Bills coach Chan Gailey, who enjoys taking advantage of the talents of mobile quarterbacks.

Last year Young played in six games for the Eagles, starting three, and completed 66 of 114 passes for 866 yards, with four touchdowns, nine interceptions and a career-low passer rating of 60.8. In five previous seasons with the Titans he showed flashes of the great talent that made him the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, but also had performances that raised questions about whether he had either the passing accuracy or the leadership necessary to be a starting NFL quarterback.

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  1. fitzmagic1212 says: May 11, 2012 1:02 PM

    I’m cool with this as long as you don’t call us a dream team!

    Go bills!

  2. CKL says: May 11, 2012 1:03 PM

    I like Chan Gailey as a person and he seems to be a no nonsense guy. That will be good for VY IF he has matured some.

  3. ballsohardu says: May 11, 2012 1:13 PM

    If anyone can save his career its gailey. He made fitzpatrick look like a decent qb

  4. tilafoo says: May 11, 2012 1:16 PM

    How does this guy keep getting picked up by teams and for that much money?!?! *baffled*

  5. bhindenemylines says: May 11, 2012 1:17 PM

    Dream Team V 2.0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. radjager says: May 11, 2012 1:17 PM

    “Man, with Mario Williams and Stevie Johnson, we’re Dream Team 2.0!” – Vince Young

  7. tatum064 says: May 11, 2012 1:18 PM

    Looks like he has one more stop (Cincinnati) then he’s out of the league…..

    I’m wondering would Dallas give him a try next year if Romo tanks and they decide to go in a different direection, though.

  8. shif716 says: May 11, 2012 1:18 PM

    Cool i was worried about the qb position Bills should be fine now anyone smell another qb competition in the afc east love fitz but young is better go bills mafia

  9. drbob117 says: May 11, 2012 1:20 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I can honestly say that I’m thrilled that Young will be with Buffalo this year, simply because that means he won’t be in Philly.

  10. siriusred67 says: May 11, 2012 1:20 PM

    I just hope that means that Tyler Thigpen is getting kicked to the curb. While I’m less than thrilled at adding Young, Thigpen is neither the present nor the future of the Bills. Young could at least fill in if Fitzpatrick went down with an injury, whereas I’d rather see an injured Fitz than a healthy Thigpen.

    At any rate, I hope the Bills will still be able to keep a developmental QB as their #3, either Aaron Corp or Alex Tanney. Brad Smith is *not* a QB, he’s a wide receiver.

  11. talkintrashallday says: May 11, 2012 1:20 PM

    QB CONTROVERSY COMIN RIGHT UP!!

  12. nyyjetsknicks says: May 11, 2012 1:22 PM

    He and Linert will have the same career until they retire. They’ll both bounce around the league with 1 year deals as a back up.

  13. seatownballers says: May 11, 2012 1:23 PM

    This was am intelligent financial decision on his part

  14. sb50 says: May 11, 2012 1:24 PM

    he better make the most of it because if he doesnt show any signs that he can be a good nfl qb this year its gonna be hard to see any team sign him after this year

  15. suhnami says: May 11, 2012 1:25 PM

    “If anyone can save his career its gailey”

    this may have had a little merit if it weren’t for the fact that Young is coming from philly where Andy Reid has essentially made a “QB” out of everyone who’s lined up under center there…guys who have had little to NO success elsewhere seem to find success under Reid…unless you’re name is Vince Young lol

  16. eaglebranded says: May 11, 2012 1:27 PM

    Vince young had to much pressure on him in philly especially after his dream team comment although it rarely looked good . He still beat the superbowl champion Giants. The pressure should be off ,if fitzpatrick goes down Vince Young might add the missing element to an already explosive offense . Good signing tor buffalo new slate for him he has learned a lot from Andy and them . He handled the stress well for his comments . He just was nervous when it came to playing he felt like that was his last chance. Then i say it again he did beat the champion Ny Giants with their line chasing him so he still got football left in him. Just not in philly.

  17. mike8016 says: May 11, 2012 1:33 PM

    Vince Young is one of the stupidest players in the NFL

  18. 2ruefan says: May 11, 2012 1:33 PM

    Gailey didn’t “make” Fitzy look like a good qb. The guy IS a good one. Watch his mechanics. He throws hard, accurate in tight spaces. If the defense pans out this year and Fitz does not have to throw 6 zillion times to win, he will be excellent…

  19. tatatoothy says: May 11, 2012 1:35 PM

    Love the signing

  20. greeneblitz says: May 11, 2012 1:37 PM

    Bad signing by the Bills, unfortunately Bills fans have been starved of star power for too long and will elevate Vince Young to some kind of “Franchise Starting QB Savior”, no doubt the billboards will start within a couple months and the Bills fan divide will begin, like I said, bad, bad signing for Bills fans.

  21. EJ says: May 11, 2012 1:39 PM

    I hope Buddy Nix reiterated to Vince Young that this is Ryan Fitzpatrick’s team and that he is not going into training camp with a shot to start. Fitzpatrick has earned his spot and should at least get one more year to show that he can run this team.
    If Fitzpatrick struggles and we have a losing record come week 10, then I say throw Young in to see if he would be a viable option for the future. I think the reason the Bills only signed him for one year is the fact that there are several very good QB’s coming out in this upcoming draft. It is going to be one of the deepest drafts yet for the Quarterback position.
    This is a make it or break it year for Fitz.

  22. ihatethejets23 says: May 11, 2012 1:39 PM

    Nothing wrong with this signing. Its a short term deal so no big loss if he gets cut before the season ends.

  23. pesh00 says: May 11, 2012 1:41 PM

    VY….once this year is done. Go back to UT and ask Mack Brown to let you join his staff as a coach. This way we can relive the memories and highlights of you being a great college QB vs a terrible NFL QB…..

  24. duster1982 says: May 11, 2012 1:41 PM

    Vince Young signs with the Bills to create the largest Wonderlic score difference between a starter and a back-up ever. 6 vs. 48.

  25. jacksaysfu says: May 11, 2012 1:43 PM

    As a Eagles fan , congrats VY . It didn’t work out with the Eagles but Vince is still a decent player & he’s a shot of confidence away from being a good player . Just please keep your mouth shut for Bills fans sake , cause haters & the media are so corny they will run your quotes into the grave .

  26. jamesmatthiascox says: May 11, 2012 2:42 PM

    31-18…I am okay with that…In other news now the Bills have the smartest QB in NFL history and one of the dumbest…Bills fan here

  27. NakedCowboy! says: May 11, 2012 2:43 PM

    when things get weird the weird turn pro!
    4 more superbowls!!!

  28. Andre's Johnson says: May 11, 2012 3:00 PM

    It appears there are still people in the NFL who haven’t yet realized Vince Young is not good.

  29. realnflmaster says: May 11, 2012 3:07 PM

    LOL we look forward to coming into that dump in orchard Park and ending your season again.

    JETS 27
    jills 11

    Just like last year. Wooooo

  30. FinFan68 says: May 11, 2012 3:39 PM

    I can’t believe they gave him two million dollars. #swindled

  31. beeronthefridge says: May 11, 2012 3:42 PM

    $2 million for VY?

  32. FinFan68 says: May 11, 2012 3:43 PM

    realnflmaster says:
    May 11, 2012 3:07 PM
    LOL we look forward to coming into that dump in orchard Park and ending your season again.

    JETS 27
    jills 11

    Just like last year. Wooooo
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Similar to when the Dolphins went up to NJ and eliminated the Jets from the playoffs last year. I think the Jets may actually claim the division basement this year. While VY is not really an upgrade, the Bills are not slouches. The Jets will have a difficult time winning a divisional game this year

  33. truthhurtstoo says: May 11, 2012 3:47 PM

    jests will be on bottom looking up to the rest of the AFC East.

    Big talk does not win games as you should know by now.

  34. thesilverbandit says: May 11, 2012 3:49 PM

    As a Buffalo Bills fan I can honestly say I like this pick up. With the addition of Vince Young the Bills will have a more dependable backup than Tyler Thigpen. He will allow for the Bills to play different sets or some situational plays that they might not play with Fitzpatrick. Overall when it is all said and done the Bills improved there backup QB spot.

    With this years additions the Bills gained veteran leadership and youth.
    Mario Williams
    Mark Anderson
    Stephen Gilmore
    Cordy Glenn
    T.J. Graham
    Vince Young

    Lookin’ Good

    BTW Vince’s Wonderlic test score was 16

  35. ejgilbert says: May 11, 2012 3:51 PM

    Big Bills fan with bad memories of VY kicking our ass when he was a Titan. Don’t see how this can be a bad move on a 1 year deal.

  36. oldbyrd says: May 11, 2012 3:56 PM

    Good Luck with that Bills. Oh boy

  37. ernie ernie says: May 11, 2012 4:05 PM

    Everybody has made excuses for why this guy isn’t a star player. My bet, he will screw up the Bills with his divisiveness. Eagles let him go for a reason and I think the reason is he becomes a pain in the ass if he doesn’t get playing time.

  38. msclemons67 says: May 11, 2012 4:13 PM

    Are those numbers correct? Two years for $1 million seems more appropriate.

  39. EJ says: May 11, 2012 4:31 PM

    realnflmaster says:
    May 11, 2012 3:07 PM
    LOL we look forward to coming into that dump in orchard Park and ending your season again.

    JETS 27
    jills 11

    Just like last year. Wooooo

    We will be taking both games this year, the one in the B-lo and the one in the Giants stadium. At least we have a stadium of our own and play in the state we rep.

    Buffalo- 31- In Orchard Park
    NJ Jets- 10

    NJ Jets- 13- In New Jersey
    Buffalo- 28

  40. inthezone4 says: May 11, 2012 4:45 PM

    tautmo64 must be a lousy browns fan! Keep talking trash all you want about Cincy. They will be a contender this year. I know it hurts.

  41. soldierofbuffalo says: May 11, 2012 4:49 PM

    Buddy Nix is da man. Upgraded talent with the signings of Mario and Anderson. 2 straight drafts of defense. Re-signing their 2 best offensive players FredJax and Stevie. Now working on upgrading their depth in case the annual Bills rash of injuries hit. Keep it going!

  42. kgun80 says: May 11, 2012 5:09 PM

    @realnflmaster
    Really? Your a Jets fan and you want to comment about our QB situation ? I would take VY over Sanchize and Teblow.. Can’t wait to see Timmy start week 6…and Rex get fired after week 17. Good luck.. Your O- line is old.. Your Qbs suck and your coach is a fat idiot.. It’s nice you only have to wait till opening day to watch the Yets get smashed.

  43. mail2bency says: May 11, 2012 5:10 PM

    I have to assume this is Vince’s last stint in the NFL. He just sucks so bad.

    When a team like the Eagles, who has a penchant to develop QBs, gives up on you after one season as their backup, you know it’s getting close to the end of the road, Bucko.

  44. realnflmaster says: May 11, 2012 5:21 PM

    EJ says: May 11, 2012 4:31 PM

    Who cares what EJ says. He’s an clueless. Fantasy football at his finest. Go simulate another season of Madden if you want results like that. LOL!

  45. strongsidebacker says: May 11, 2012 5:28 PM

    All the Bills need is Reggie Bush and they will have cornered the market on 2006 overvalued underperforming 1st round draft picks.

  46. bigbluefan1 says: May 11, 2012 5:41 PM

    eaglebranded says:May 11, 2012 1:27 PM

    Vince young had to much pressure on him in philly especially after his dream team comment although it rarely looked good . He still beat the superbowl champion Giants. The pressure should be off ,if fitzpatrick goes down Vince Young might add the missing element to an already explosive offense . Good signing tor buffalo new slate for him he has learned a lot from Andy and them . He handled the stress well for his comments . He just was nervous when it came to playing he felt like that was his last chance. Then i say it again he did beat the champion Ny Giants with their line chasing him so he still got football left in him. Just not in philly.

    Blah blah blah egirls beat the giants who cares

    The NY Giant won enough games to get to the playoffs again and again they beat everyone that got in there way
    This trip the 15-1 Packers
    Last Trip 18-0 Pats
    All you do in the regular season is win enough to make the playoffs then you put it in gear and whip the rest

    As long as the Gaints are 4 Trophies to none in Filthy the fans in that dump should shut up and bow when the Giants come to town

  47. ralphwilsonisrich says: May 11, 2012 5:48 PM

    Ralph must have woke up from his coma.

  48. dawglb says: May 11, 2012 5:50 PM

    What a life! A series of one year, 2 million dollar jobs. It is a shame that a bum can make 2 million a year, while thousands and thousands of educated, good people are out of work.

  49. patsman12 says: May 11, 2012 6:09 PM

    I hope Capt Kirk goes down in week 3 I would love to start another sweep of DA BILLS beginning with Vinney at the helm……PATS AFC CHAMPS AGAIN 2012……..

  50. slick3 says: May 11, 2012 6:27 PM

    Thank God. The Eagles can now pass the “Dream Team”
    curse along to the Bills.

  51. slick3 says: May 11, 2012 6:46 PM

    dawglb says: May 11, 2012 5:50 PM

    What a life! A series of one year, 2 million dollar jobs. It is a shame that a bum can make 2 million a year, while thousands and thousands of educated, good people are out of work.
    =======================================
    If those “thousands and thousands of educated, good people” could play football, they wouldn’t be out of work. You’re talking apples and oranges here.

  52. dawglb says: May 11, 2012 7:27 PM

    Easy slick, just talking about warped priorities. That’s all. Sounds like you have ‘em, too.

  53. drbandkgb says: May 11, 2012 7:37 PM

    How does this guy keep earning money???
    He has done NOTHING in the NFL…

    I watched him ruin the Titans.. for WAY too long… WHY in gods name the Eagles picked him up ill never know..

    And now The bills are starting to be a good team.. and they bring this idiot in? All he does is split locker rooms…

  54. bagjr387 says: May 11, 2012 7:48 PM

    is it just me or is every jet fan just like there overly confident coach…enjoy the basement and your top10 draft pick next year

  55. imforbigblue says: May 11, 2012 8:17 PM

    He’s a bum another black running QBS who ain’t worth crap

  56. patsman12 says: May 11, 2012 8:39 PM

    The rat is vested now he has the 6 years in da league for partial retirement. That should have been raised to 10 years. If you would have drafted a QB in the draft you wouldn’t be paying out this kind of money…..You have Vinny so cut Pigpen and when the final cuts come in to a 53 man roster you pick up a QB for nothing football 101………

  57. 315judman says: May 11, 2012 8:39 PM

    VY is a backup… the Bills were not shopping for another starter like the AFC team from Jersey (the Garbage State). LOL @ Jets!

  58. sooner712 says: May 11, 2012 9:20 PM

    Funny comments by non playing football players. Please tell me how much the Titans have been winning since VY been gone. If memory serves me right he went there 4-12 When Fisher kicked him to the curb he was 5-2….please. This is a good pick up for the Bills.

  59. billsfan1 says: May 11, 2012 10:05 PM

    I hope Capt Kirk goes down in week 3 I would love to start another sweep of DA BILLS beginning with Vinney at the helm……PATS AFC CHAMPS AGAIN 2012……..

     1 12 
    I feel like Eli manning is saying the same thing about u. And maybe you should try winning a super bowl without stealing hand signals and pre recorded practices.

  60. phishead1313 says: May 11, 2012 10:32 PM

    Is it just me or is Vince S-L-O-W-L-Y playing his way to Canada. Next year Saskatchewan or bust…lol

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