Aug 23, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Vince Young (13) breaks a tackle by Seattle Seahawks safety Chris Maragos (42) for extra yards in the 3rd quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers to name Vince Young backup quarterback?

It’s certainly been a roller coaster career for quarterback Vince Young.

What started with elevated draft status coming out of the University of Texas quickly sank after poor performances as a member of the Tennessee Titans.

Young caught a slight reprieve in a short stint with the Philadelphia Eagles, but that too failed leaving the former third overall pick jobless for the 2012 season.

Determined not to just become another statistic (or JaMarcus Russell), Young continued to put forth the effort needed to make an NFL roster and will likely be named the Green Bay Packers backup quarterback, this according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette:

Mike McCarthy might find it impossible to pass on Vince Young’s talent when it comes time for the Green Bay Packers coach to pick his No. 2 quarterback, even given Young’s limited knowledge of the offense.

“The dimension of running, that’s something we really wanted to see (from Young),” McCarthy said after the game. “I think you’re just seeing Vince getting more and more comfortable with what we’re asking of him, particularly for as much as man-to-man (defense) as we were seeing tonight.“Very instinctive and made big plays and did very well on his first drive. It was unfortunate the high snap on second down on the second drive. I think Vince is one of the players that definitely took advantage of his opportunities tonight.”

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