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.