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Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Dionysus, Feb 15, 2017.
Has hired agent Leigh Steinberg. Could he still contribute somewhere?
I know one thing, they have some pretty inept primary back-ups in this league.
Matt Cassel (year and a day older than Vince) is a prime example. He's dreadful throwing the ball beyond 10 yards and still played in 12 games the last two seasons...
2015 (8 games) - 70.6 QBR
2016 (4 games) - 71.0 QBR
Young had a much better QBR than those in 2 of his last 3 seasons. If Cassel can still get ample opportunities, Vince has every right to try his hand again.
Good decision IMHO. In the right situation VY can contribute.
he wouldn't be worse than the cowboys back ups the last few years
Weeden was the highest producing QB for the 2015 Texans after Dallas prematurely cut him to suffer the suckage of Cassel.
In 2015...Weeden had a 92.1 QBR with Dallas and 107.7 QBR in Houston. He had a better QBR in both Dallas seasons than Vince had in five of his six seasons.
In 2016...well Romo might be just a tad better. Yes, the Cowboys did have two top 10 QB's suited up this year.
For that matter, it's doubtful VY could even beat out Sanchez these days...
2014: 64.1%, 2,418 yards, 14 TD, 11 INT, 88.4 QBR
2015: 64.8%, 616 yards, 4 TD, 4 INT, 80.7 QBR
However, it would be more appropriate to say VY might be better than the Texans multi-million dollar starter (72.2 QBR) this past year.
I hope he lands a spot somewhere and gets some PT this season.
From the linked article:
A third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by Tennessee, Young played six NFL seasons with the Titans and Eagles and a member of the Bills, Packers and Browns. He’s thrown for almost 9,000 yards in his NFL career with 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions while adding 282 rushing attempts for 1,459 (5.2 yards-per-carry average) and 12 touchdowns. The 33-year-old hasn’t taken a pro snap since 2011 with Philadelphia. He announced his retirement from the NFL on June 14, 2014.
Young, who won a NCAA national championship with the University of Texas in 2006, has had bumps along his pro career. Distraught by poor play and injury, he disappeared for several hours in 2008, leading then-Titans head coach Jeff Fisher to phone police. And in 2012, the Associated Press reported that Young had spent much of the $34 million he earned in the NFL. In January 2014, Young filed for bankruptcy.
Per Arash Madani, Young was on the Montreal Alouettes neg list from August 2012 but he was taken off by 2015.
The Riders currently have veteran Kevin Glenn as well as youngsters Brandon Bridge, G.J. Kinne, Bryan Bennett and Jake Waters under contract at quarterback.
Adding Young to the neg list does not necessarily mean that he will sign with the Riders, but given that the 2005 Heisman Trophy runner-up was added on Jan. 30, the timing is certainly curious.
The man will be 34 in a couple months. GM's aren't going to take the risk on "not being as bad as some NFL backups" as their low bar for pulling a guy who hasn't played a meaningful snap in 6 seasons off the scrap heap.
i hope he gives it his best shot though. some guys need to be trying to play for their sanity. it gives them focus. if that's what he needs for a few years, go for it!
I would take VY who hasn't played in years over Sanchez any day all day. Would like to think Wins are the most important stat but not for nimrod Fisher and a lot of others unfortunately.
He is certainly more mature now, so if he still has some athletic ability he might be a good fit somewhere, even if only in a backup role. I would love to see him do a little magic again in the NFL. How fun would that be?
I think being a backup QB in the NFL is the next best job to being a pro golfer. Good luck VY!
Hoop you are 100% correct
He could be the George Foreman of football.