Michael Sam’s not going to be the only curiosity at the NFL’s first veteran combine on March 22.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former first-round quarterback Vince Young will be there taking part as well.
Young had allegedly retired, and taken a job at the University of Texas, but he apparently has the itch to play again.
He’s been out of the league since being cut by the Browns last offseason (roll that around in your head for a moment), saying at the time his retirement was “definitely official, I think in my book.”
Young made a pair of Pro Bowls with the Titans, but also floundered through stints with the Eagles, Bills and Packers as well.
This veteran combine idea is good for the players who have come back from injuries or were otherwise marginalized and out of the league. It also provides some needed inventory for the league’s own television network during an otherwise slow time of the year.