Many starting quarterbacks around the league have gone down with injuries in recent weeks forcing teams to look outside their organizations for help at the position.
The St. Louis Rams lost Sam Bradford for the season to a torn ACL. The Chicago Bears will be without Jay Cutler for at least a month after tearing his groin. The Cleveland Browns lost Brian Hoyer to a torn ACL as well. It’s created roster spots for free agent quarterbacks to find new teams to play for.
However, one quarterback still not getting a call is Vince Young.
The Rams signed two quarterbacks after the injury to Sam Bradford. The Buffalo Bills added Matt Flynn after his release from the Oakland Raiders. The Chicago Bears re-signed Jordan Palmer. In an interview with Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Young questioned why he’s not getting a chance.
“Me and my wife and all my peers and fans, we’re all trying to figure this stuff out. I don’t have the slightest idea. It’s like a huge question mark over my head every day I wake up in the morning to take care of my responsibilities and know I should be playing,” Young said. “To not have one of those calls, it’s tough.”
Young spent the preseason with the Green Bay Packers and looked to have made the final 53-man roster when the team released Graham Harrell. However, Young was also let go as the team elected to keep just two quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers and B.J. Coleman. Young completed 6 of 7 passes for 41 yards and a touchdown with three carries for 39 yards in an impressive showing against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3 of the preseason. He finished the preseason completing 53-percent of his passes with a touchdown and no interceptions in four games played.
“All the work I put into that short time I was there I was very shocked to get cut and to hear that news the next day,” Young said.
Young has been without a job ever since.
“You’ve got to still wake up every day and do what you have to,” Young said. “I’ve got my little ones running around that I have to take care of and try not to think about the negative of it and hopefully the opportunity will come knocking on the door or the phone will ring.”