Vince Young might not be done with the NFL, just yet. According to FOX 26 in Houston, the former NFL quarterback is taking a physical with the Cleveland Browns on Monday. Provided Young passes his physical, he is fully expected to join the Browns at their minicamp next week.
Despite not appearing in an NFL game since 2011, Young continues his search for a job in the NFL. While past stops with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers haven’t led to permanent contracts, Young’s stay in Cleveland could actually last. The Brown currently have just one healthy quarterback on the roster in Alex Tanney, while current projected starter Brian Hoyer is rehabbing a knee injury.
Cleveland ended their failed experiment with former first round pick Brandon Weeden earlier in the offseason, cutting both him and Jason Campbell. Both quarterbacks are now on new rosters and they have yet to been replaced in Cleveland.
Young would clearly be a depth upgrade over Tanney, and could potentially even compete with Hoyer if he shows well during the summers. The more realistic ending scenario, however, is Young merely appearing competent and locking down the top backup spot behind Hoyer.
While Young’s current prospects look promising in Cleveland, he may soon have to worry about fighting for his spot again, as the Browns are fully expected to draft a franchise passer at some point in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Blessed with great size and athleticism, Young found early success in the league by winning games with the Tennessee Titans. Unfortunately, off field distractions and issues with his accuracy and consistency led to a falling out. Young’s most recent regular season action was with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was part of the “Dream Team”. Young threw just four touchdowns to nine interceptions in six games that season.