Vince Young signed with an agent this week and wants to continue his professional football career, but it seems unlikely that an NFL team would sign him. Former Texas Longhorn and Houston Madison quarterback Vince Young signed with agent Leigh Steinberg Wednesday.
In that span, he completed 58 percent of his passes for 8,964 yards. He was the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year and made the Pro Bowl, and was selected again following the 2009 season but never fully lived up to lofty expectations. He threw 46 touchdowns against 51 interceptions while having up and down seasons. If Young is to play in the CFL, the Riders have his exclusive rights. His most recent regular-season action was in 2011 when he played nine games with the Philadelphia Eagles. He also ran for 552 yards and seven touchdowns.
This after first making a name for himself at the University of Texas, where he finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2005 and led the Longhorns to a national title. He attempted unsuccessfully to latch on with the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, and Cleveland Browns during each preseason from 2012-14, though fell short of securing a spot on a 53-man roster.
Young entered the 2006 NFL Draft where the Tennessee Titans picked him No. 3 overall. As a prep, he was named the state 5A Player of the Year in 2001.