The Packers will hold a workout for free-agent quarterback Vince Young on Monday, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported Sunday night.
The news of Young getting a look from Green Bay is intriguing on numerous levels.
A two-time Pro Bowler, the 30-year-old Young hasn’t garnered an NFL job since his release from Buffalo last August. In his last regular-season stint, Young threw nine interceptions in just 114 pass attempts for the Eagles in 2011.
Also, it’s unclear what the Young workout means for Packers reserve quarterbacks B.J. Coleman and Graham Harrell, who have been competing to be Aaron Rodgers’ top backup.
Young (6-5, 232) has completed 755-of-1,304 passes for 8,964 yards with 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions in his NFL career. He’s also rushed for 1,459 yards and 12 touchdowns on 282 carries. The bulk of his rushing yards came in his first two NFL seasons.
The Titans drafted Young No. 3 overall in 2006, and he made the Pro Bowl as a rookie after not even beginning the season as their starter. However, his five-season tenure in Tennessee was marked by inconsistency, controversy and adversity more than the flashes of brilliance he produced on the field.