Apparently, getting cut after two weeks in May with the Browns was a sign.
Former No. 3 overall pick Vince Young told Brent Carney of KXAN that he was retiring, and ready to take a job with the University of Texas.
“It’s definitely official I think in my book,” Young said. “Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed, . . . other than that I’ve started moving forward in some things.
“I love the NFL, will love the game always but I’m kind of moving forward and moving on right now.”
Young saw every end of the football spectrum, earning a pair of Pro Bowl berths with the Titans, but later bouncing through stints as a backup or camp arm with the Eagles, Bills, Packers and Browns.
He said he thought his early spat with Titans coach Jeff Fisher hurt his reputation in later years.
“I had my ups and downs,” he said. “I made the mistake of getting in to it with my coach and that kind of hurt me a whole lot. When you go to different teams, they already have a bad perception of you. When that’s out there, there’s nothing you can do.”
Well, playing well might have been an option, since other players with baggage have gotten multiple chances.