We haven’t heard much on the football front about Vince Young since the Bills cut him after trading for Tarvaris Jackson this summer.
Young’s going to be back on a football field on Tuesday, though. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Young will work out for the Cardinals this Tuesday, the traditional tryout day around the league during the season. With Kevin Kolb though to be out for as long as two months, the Cardinals could feel the need for a veteran option behind John Skelton. Currently, rookie Ryan Lindley is the only other quarterback on the roster, which is less than ideal for a team that still has playoff thoughts after a 4-2 start.
It’s hard to think of a much better shot for Young to get another chance to revive his flagging career. There aren’t many backup jobs available at this point and none that have the same chance of the starting job opening up as Arizona’s, which has already flipped twice this season because of injuries. There’s been scant recent evidence that Young can handle the job, but he has been working with quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr., who has worked with Andrew Luck and Cam Newton, in hopes of getting another chance.
If Kolb is going to miss the rest of the season, the Cardinals would be wise to add an experienced arm. Young is one of a few players currently on the street — David Garrard, Josh Johnson and Sage Rosenfels are a few others — who fit that description which means he could get a shot at career resurrection just outside Phoenix.
UPDATE 12:53 p.m. ET: Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic threw some cold water on the report a little later on Sunday. He reports that the Cardinals have no plans to work out Young and that the move hasn’t even been discussed.
UPDATE 2:33 p.m. ET: ESPN reached out to PFT to tell us that the report this morning was inaccurate. Young is working with Whitfield and hopes to work out for the Cardinals, but that nothing has been scheduled.