As if anyone needed a reminder of the precarious nature of being a quarterback who is a first-round NFL draft pick, there’s this: Vince Young is expected to work out today for the Buffalo Bills.
Young, a free agent who was the No. 3 pick by the Tennessee Titans in 2006, is looking to play for his third team in the NFL, after bickering with Jeff Fisher and flaming out in Nashville and backing up Mike Vick in Philadelphia.
Young, who has a 31-19 record as a starter, is looking to be a starter, but that’s isn’t likely to happen without an injury. Still, for Coach Chan Gailey, it’s worth taking a look at Young. The Bills are seeking a backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick, whose performance tailed off after he got a big contract extension and the Bills lost eight of their last nine games. At the moment, Tyler Thigpen is Fitzpatrick’s backup, with the Bills opting not to take a QB in last week’s draft.
Young was the one who labeled the Eagles a Dream Team and, when he got his chance Vick went down, didn’t exactly expunge all memories of Kevin Kolb. In his single season in Philly, he completed 66 of 114 passes (nine touchdowns, four interceptions). For his career, he has completed 57.9 percent of his passes with a 74.4 passer rating. He has thrown for 46 touchdowns (with 51 interceptions) and has rushed for 1,459 yards, scoring 12 times.
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