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Vince Young trying to make comeback, ‘has dream of playing more football’

Vince Young
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

Former Texas Longhorns legend and NFL cast-off Vince Young is ready to give it another go after being completely out of the NFL the past two years years.

Renowned agent Leigh Steinberg tweeted out the news that he is representing Young, who “has a dream of playing more football, being a role model.”

The last time Young played in an NFL game was during the 2011 season as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

He has since signed one-year deals in successive years with the Buffalo Bills (2012), Green Bay Packers (2013) and Cleveland Browns (2014) but never made it out of training camp, if he got that far.

In six seasons, Young passed for 8,964 yards with 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions, completing 57.9 percent of his passes. A dual-threat quarterback, he also rushed for 1,459 yards and 12 touchdowns as a pro.

If Young were to somehow make it onto an active roster for the 2017 season, it would be quite the story. Despite his phenomenal athletic talents, he never was a refined passer, and teams aren’t likely to have much interest in a 33-year-old project quarterback.

That said, we wish him well and look forward to seeing what happens next.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.