Vince Young hopes Texas Pro Day gets him another NFL chance

AP

Vince Young, the former Pro Bowl quarterback who sat out 2012 after getting cut at the end of the Bills’ training camp, is hoping he caught the eye of NFL teams today.

Young worked out at the Pro Day at his alma mater, Texas, and afterward Young’s agent Jerry Marlatt told the Associated Press that Young did what he had to do as part of a first step toward getting another chance in the NFL.

He’s showing teams he’s been working out, throwing and getting ready,” Marlatt said.

Texas coach Mack Brown encouraged Young to participate in the Pro Day, which is usually for players who just completed their college careers, not for players who were drafted seven years ago.

“Go work out, show them you’re in great shape, that you’re not laying around pouting . . . that you want another chance,” Brown said he told Young. “I hope he gets a chance to lead a team again.”

That chance hasn’t come yet, but Young is going to continue putting out the word that he’s ready if some team is interested.

71 responses to “Vince Young hopes Texas Pro Day gets him another NFL chance

  1. Is he going to take the wonderlic again?
    Better not, Vince. Quit while you’re … ahead?!?

  2. For crying out loud, what’s the guy gonna do for a living when the NFL takes a pass on him? Again.
    I can’t see him in Canada. AFL?

    He should have hung on to some money. That stuff comes in handy now and then.

  3. logica1voicesays says:
    Mar 26, 2013 6:58 PM
    Could be the future in DC with RG3′s bum knee and all.

    *********************

    One could only hope…

    Signed,

    The rest of the NFC East

  4. I would safely say your career path is heading in the wrong direction when you’re attending a pro day 7 years later for players that are trying to get noticed.

    I’m sure he celebrated at the Cheesecake Factory after.

  5. Amazing how a guy with that kind of winning NFL record can’t get a backup job, then again Tyler Palko is out of the league as well.

  6. coltzfan:
    You bring up an interesting stat. Young is THE perfect example of why win/loss records should not be attached to quarterbacks.
    In 2008, the same Titans compiled a 13-3 record with Kerry Collins as their starting quarterback. Football is the Ultimate Team Sport, evident by BOTH Young and Collins.

  7. He must really want to play ball again and misses the game (broke). I wonder if the University offered him a path on to another degree so he has a chance at making money doing something besides throwing a football. It is sad to think about how much money these schools have made off of these young men and how little they end up preparing them for the real world.

  8. Vince Young, the former Pro Bowl quarterback who sat out 2012 after getting cut at the end of the Bills’ training camp, is hoping he caught the eye of NFL teams today.
    ______________________________________________
    I thought only Xpac got cut at the end

  9. Who in the NFL would ever trust this guy to be a back up…to work hard…contribute in the QB room…..be smart…and…to be ready on a moments notice to play.

    Answer: No one…..in a million years.

  10. Posts like most above just go to show that if you try to step up, there are always those waiting to drag you down. Give him credit for eating a huge slice of humble pie and putting himself out there. He’s good enough to back up on half the teams in the league.

  11. I can’t decide if I should cheer for him because he’s trying to come back, or if I should cheer against him so someone else can get a chance.

  12. Breaking news!!! vince young still sucks!!!!! Welcome to Oakland, land of once decent talent and where everyone goes to be forgotten!

    I think you mean where every players career goes to die.

  13. I don’t know which is worse, Vince Young going through life not understanding why no one will give him another chance or the fact that nobody seems able to tell him the nasty truth…he is not smart enough to play NFL QB.

  14. VY could start in NY for the Jets, AZ or Cleveland. That is the most appalling stat I could think of! He could start on 3/32 teams!

  15. This is what you have become. A $300,000 self thrown bday party organizer who dances shirtless in a crowd of sweaty men working out with college graduates.

  16. Still better than Gabbert, Ponder, and anybody on the Arizona. ROY and 2 Pro Bowls you’d think someone would at least give him a shot, especially in this new running QB era.

  17. Pitiful. I thought college pro days were intended for college atheletes to show their talents to NFL scouts? Has anyone ever heard of a seven year NFL veteran attending a college pro day?

  18. bobzilla1001 says:Mar 26, 2013 7:25 PM

    coltzfan:
    You bring up an interesting stat. Young is THE perfect example of why win/loss records should not be attached to quarterbacks.
    In 2008, the same Titans compiled a 13-3 record with Kerry Collins as their starting quarterback. Football is the Ultimate Team Sport, evident by BOTH Young and Collins.
    _____________________________

    ^ I am not a Vince Young fan but he did win a national championship single handed against USC

  19. Take a serious look at quarterback Vince Young. He’s 6′-5″,.. healthy,.. mobile,.. has a strong arm,.. has playoff experience,.. a proven winner in the NFL (31-19) and plays at a high level…. You can’t go wrong by bringing this guy in for a TRYOUT….
    Vince Young would be “salary cap” friendly…

  20. Wow! People want to give VY another chance. Keep in mind that he lost a backup role in Buffalo to Tarvaris Jackson! If you lose to Tarvaris Jackson you do not belong in the NFL period!

  21. A plus for Vince is that at a Pro Day workout they don’t require you to take the Wunderlich.

  22. clu1perceiver says:
    Mar 26, 2013 8:00 PM
    I don’t know which is worse, Vince Young going through life not understanding why no one will give him another chance or the fact that nobody seems able to tell him the nasty truth…he is not smart enough to play NFL QB.
    ______________________________

    Fitzpatrick would be a SB champ if intelligence was a requirement to play football. Instead, he has a losing record as a QB and completely sucks.

    It’s football, not rocket science.

  23. evansvc says:Mar 26, 2013 8:37 PM

    Take a serious look at quarterback Vince Young. He’s 6′-5″,.. healthy,.. mobile,.. has a strong arm,.. has playoff experience,.. a proven winner in the NFL (31-19) and plays at a high level…. You can’t go wrong by bringing this guy in for a TRYOUT….
    Vince Young would be “salary cap” friendly…
    =============================
    Vince just isn’t “cerebally friendly”.

  24. His problem wasn’t physical, rather the mental aspect. Unfortunately, his pro career may be over. I wish him luck. He did have one of the best individual performances in the BCS though

  25. cowboys13for6:
    Tim Tebow was also a pretty successful college quarterback.
    And your point is?

  26. Wow. So much hatred for Vince Young here.

    It’s not like he killed dogs or took steroids. I mean, those are the absolute worst things a human being can do, right?

  27. VY won a National Championship running the read-option several years before QBs like Cam and RG3 had NFL success. This says nothing about his ability to throw the football at the NFL level, or to lead an NFL team, but from a pure athletic standpoint MAYBE Vince was just a few years early. Or, maybe not.

  28. another chance to throw punches at strip clubs?

    run out of team meetings and set off the suicide alarms?

    or shoot off your mouth pronouncing dream teams.

    Ya, Vince deserves another chance.

  29. BY is no longer in the NFL because of his behavior and he has difficulty following a standard NFL playbook. Remember the Jeff Fisher incidents of mutiny against his coach? Then his dream team comments and his off camera in locker room attitude. Vince Young was and still is treated like a GOD at University of Texas, but in the NFL he is just another prospective player in a crowd of talented athletes…someone will have injuries to their QB’s and eventually sign Vince…but he blew his chance when he went off on respected NFL coach Jeff Fisher…Vince Young has come down to earth now to be humbled in the NFL after his dream college career at Texas…

  30. Ah the obligatory Jeff Fisher appearance in the Vince Young argument….perish the thought that the onus of VY progression fall on the perpetually mediocre coach Fisher?

  31. Typical Young, go a college pro day and try the look at me card ,not these college guys. If he is so good do one by yourself and show you are not the T.O second coming.

  32. Vince’s immaturity and confrontations w/ Jeff Fisher are what’s killing his chances, IMO.
    You just can’t scream at your coach in front of teammates, much less tell him you didn’t quit on the players, only the Head Coach.
    Can’t throw your shoulder pads into the stands in disgust, then later have coaches and loved ones out looking for you for fear of a potential suicide attempt. Not to mention his absurd spending habits and the “last to arrive, first to leave” practice reputation he’d developed.
    Not exactly the type of behavior you want your multimillion dollar investment/supposed team leader to display.
    I think he can play but I also believe Vince’s imposter stands a better shot at getting a tryout.

  33. golewgo2 | Mar 27, 2013, 12:46 AM CDT
    Ah the obligatory Jeff Fisher appearance in the Vince Young argument….perish the thought that the onus of VY progression fall on the perpetually mediocre coach Fisher?
    =============

    Um, sure. Fisher gave him a strong enough recommendation (and with all the childish crap Young pulled in TN that was a favor) to get QB whisperer Andy Reid to take him under his wing for a year, but they didn’t even try to bring him back. And then look at the lengths the Bills went to find someone else (an even more maligned former starter) to be their backup on the eve of the regular season, despite Young having the entire offseason to learn the system and make his case.

    People who blame Fisher for Young’s problems make me laugh. It wasn’t about Fisher. It was all about Young’s lack of professionalism. Young never thought he HAD to develop because he acted like he’d already arrived. “Ain’t nobody can tell me nothin’.”

  34. VY – the first QB to ever have “2” “pro days!”

    And the horns wonder why the Sooners hang half a hundred on them multiple times a decade or so – 2000, 2003, 2011, 2012.

  35. Viince Young – A team would be wise if they picked this guy up… Low cost-High reward… Bring him in, make him feel at home and he will win ball gamews for you… And maybe, just maybe, Lead your team the playoffs or HIGHER!!!!!!!

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