Vince Young Worked Out at Texas Longhorns Pro Day

Aug 17, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young (10) looks on during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bills 36-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

His fall form grace has been well documented, and now Vince Young is trying to drum up some interest in him by shopping his talents every chance he gets. He infamously begged Larry Fitzgerald for a job earlier in the season on Twitter, but he’s going less pathetic routes nowadays to try and secure a job in the NFL and a steady paycheck.

Young worked out at his alma matter the University of Texas on Tuesday in an effort to show teams he’s still got what it takes to be an NFL quarterback. Should he return to the NFL, Young will have to work his way up the ladder and he’ll be incredibly lucky if he lands another starting gig anytime soon. Young fumbled away a job with the Titans, underwhelmed with the Philadelphia Eagles and didn’t make the final cut with the Buffalo Bills, which has landed him back at Texas to not only graduate with a degree but revive his football career.

“I think I did OK,” Young said, via NFL.com. “Mostly it was just being here for the guys. That was my mindset and just showing the rest of the scouts that I’m still training and staying in shape.”

Teams have already showed some interest in Young as according to Ian Rapoport the Oakland Raiders are in preliminary talks to bring Young in for a workout. The move would make sense as Oakland is expected to part ways with Carson Palmer unless they want to pay him his gigantic salary that reportedly won’t be restructured.

Not only would Young signing with the Raiders make sense from a logical standpoint, it also fits with the mantra that Oakland is the place where you go when nobody else wants you.

Young has talent, but he’s never been able to properly harness it. He’s out of a job, broke and nothing more than a college student right now, but he happens to possess the skills to be a viable backup in the NFL, and he’s trying harder than he’s ever tried in his NFL career to make a comeback that lands him back on his feet.

Topics: NFL, NFL Free Agency, Oakland Raiders, Texas Longhorns, Vince Young

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  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.w.shankle Charles W Shankle

    He makes sense here, 31-19 W/L record as a starter can’t be overlooked. If you put him in a place with a “just win baby” mentality and have players suited to his talents such as McFadden, Ford, Heyward-Bey etc. It should revive his career. Look what happened with Jim Plunkett after all for the very same organization! Shore up the defense and you have quite a silver and black machine. The Raiders have always been gamblers and usually understood that you can’t totally control a player or a play. Let the players play as the John Madden would say. The coaches aren’t on the field and plays do break. Someone like Young can convert a busted play. Give him a shot.

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