The Bills thought Vince Young was going to be their insurance policy at quarterback.
But then they realized he wasn’t, and traded for Tarvaris Jackson, and Bills General Manager Buddy Nix didn’t want to talk about the former first-rounder any longer.
“I don’t want to get into what he can do and can’t do,” Nix said of Young, via Tim Graham of the Buffalo News. “It just didn’t work out.
“Vince did everything that he could. He worked hard at it. He did everything that we asked him to do. It just didn’t work. So we’re going another route.”
When pressed as to why it didn’t work, Nix said: “Why do we keep talking about Vince’s problems? Vince is gone.”
But his answer to questions about why Jackson was brought in speaks volumes about what they thought of Young.
“We spent a lot of money in the offseason,” Nix said. “We put a lot of money in this football team, and we think we’ve got good players and a chance to be competitive.
“I wouldn’t want one guy to get hurt and couldn’t play and everybody else be helpless to get it done. So it’s a protection.”
Young has fallen far, and fast. It’s not like the Bills traded for a guy with a long history of winning football (Jackson has a 17-17 career record as a starter), so for Young to have been deemed so deficient that Jackson’s a no-brainer upgrade should tell you what you need to know about his prospects for future employment.