Former Pro Bowl quarterback Vince Young hasn’t thrown a pass in a regular season NFL game since the 2011 season, but he intends to pursue a roster spot this summer. According to David Barron of the Houston Chronicle, Young released a statement today indicating that he plans to train in San Diego for the next several weeks in the hopes of earning an NFL opportunity.
“I am pleased with the quick resolution of my bankruptcy case,” Young said, referring to a case which was dismissed after he reached settlements in a pair of lawsuits, allowing him to pay back his principal creditor, Pro Player Funding. “With all these battles behind me, I am able to devote my sole focus on family, football and pursuing all opportunities in front of me.”
Young was in camp with the Packers in 2013 and the Bills in 2012, but was waived prior to the regular season in both instances. He hasn’t seen any real playing time since 2011 with the Eagles, when he started three games for the club. In his limited action that season, Young threw just four touchdowns to nine interceptions, which has reduced the likelihood of him receiving another opportunity.
Still, Young is just 30 years old, and his previous success makes him a good bet to at least earn an audition in an NFL training camp this summer. If he plays well and isn’t plagued by off-field issues, there’s a chance the former Texas signal-caller could land at least a third-string job.