Shortly before reports broke of the Patriots releasing Tim Tebow, Vince Young tweeted to his followers, “Thanks to the @packers for the opportunity. Great organization, great team, wonderful fans, good luck this season.”
Young, who sat out the 2012 season, was trying to revive his career as Aaron Rodgers backup. It appeared he had done just that when Green Bay released Graham Harrell, previously its No. 2 QB. Young struggled in the Packers’ preseason finale, completing just 14-30 passes, fumbling twice, and taking a pair of sacks.
Green Bay signed Young at the start of August, following rumors that teams like the Raiders and Seahawks also had interest in the former Heisman Trophy runner up. Young will be on the lookout for another team now, just a week before the regular season begins.
Young has not made a NFL regular season appearance since starting three games and seeing action in six for Philadelphia back in 2011.. He threw nine interceptions to just four touchdowns in those outings, before signing with Buffalo prior to the 2012 season. The Bills released him in late August and Young did not latch on with another team until the Packers this year.