Vince Young is heading to Buffalo, and although the team says he’s strictly competing for the No. 2 job behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills coach Chan Gailey gushed about what Young has already proven in his NFL career.
“He’s done some great things,” Gailey said.
What are those great things? As Gailey sees it, just about everything a quarterback is asked to do: Throw, run, lead a team and win games.
“He’s got a great arm,” Gailey said. “When he worked out here, he threw it very well. Everybody knows his mobility. He brings you that, and he’s won football games in the NFL. That’s another positive.”
As an offensive coach, Gailey has always enjoyed tailoring his game plans to take advantage of the skills of athletic quarterbacks, and he said that if Young is playing he’ll adjust the offense to take advantage of Young’s strengths as a runner. Gailey and Bills General Manager Buddy Nix both said Young is being brought in as a backup, but they’re also both excited about seeing him on the field in a Bills uniform.
“[Nix] thought that was a great guy for us to bring in because we’ve talked all along about wanting to continually try to bring in guys who can compete for jobs,” Gailey said. “And he can compete for a job. I’m looking forward to working with him.”