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Packers, Vince Young Agree to a One-Year Deal
- Updated: August 6, 2013
Entering Training Camp the Green Bay Packers had uncertainties at multiple positions, but one of their biggest question marks was the backup quarterback position. Second year quarterback B.J. Coleman and incumbent Graham Harrell were vying for the backup job, until their disappointing performances during the team scrimmage on Saturday night. This raised even more question marks on whether either of them could truly be a solid backup quarterback in the NFL, causing the Packers to sign free agent quarterback Vince Young.
Vince Young is a mobile quarterback who has had previous success in the NFL as a starter. Already 30 years old, Young was drafted third overall by the Tennessee Titans in 2006, but he has not played in the NFL since 2011 with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Young’s mobility and success as a starter in the NFL is what really intrigued the Packers. Even though he will only be the backup quarterback and may never see the field as a Packer, he can help them prepare for mobile quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III.
The Green Bay Packers needed to find a solid number two quarterback, just in case Aaron Rodgers would ever have to miss a game, and they found their guy in Vince Young. Young provides them with experience and mobility to prepare their defense for other mobile quarterback. This signing was a low risk move for the Packers and it will pay off well in the long run, even if he does not step onto the field.