Vince Young Eyeing Comeback
Madison High School alum Vince Young has hired Leigh Steinberg as his agent to try and make a comeback in the NFL.
Steinberg said on Twitter that Young has a “dream of playing more football.”
A day after Steinberg sent out his initial tweet, he sent out another tweet stating that he had been contacted and had “opened discussions” with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.
In the NFL, Young spent most of his time with the Tennessee Titans. They drafted him in 2006 with the third overall pick. In that season, Young was also named Rookie of the Year that season. Young has been out of the NFL for five seasons now.
Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins believes that Young can make a comeback.
“Anything is possible,” said Hawkins.
The downside to a possible Vince Young comeback is that he wasn’t that good of a quarterback in the NFL. He was 31-19 as a starter. He only had 58% completion rate. He threw 5 more interceptions than touchdowns in his career. He will also be 34 in May.
Young will always be remembered for his illustrious career at the University of Texas. He brought home a NCAA National Football Championship against University of Southern California’s Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart. It is still one of the marque games in college football history.
Young was just sentenced to 18 months of probation last month. He pled no contest to his DWI charge. His off-the-field issues alone could make any NFL team steer clear of him. Johnny Manziel is a prime example of how off-the-field issues are hurting him on the field.