Could Vince Young be an Asset to the Vikings pass game?


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As many of you may have heard, the one-time phenom, and now unemployed Vince Young will be working out at the Texas Longhorns Pro-day on March 26th. Young last played in an NFL game in 2011 when he started 3 games for the “Dream Team” Philadelphia Eagles, replacing an injured Michael Vick.  The dream was more of a nightmare for Young, who posted a 60.8 QB rating and had 9 picks compared to only 4 touchdowns in those 3 games. He was signed on with the Bills last year during training camp but was released before the start of the season. When I first heard about his pro-day part 2, I just laughed it off. But then I got to thinking about it, and the more I did, the more I thought it would be great move for the Vikes. After all, he has proven that he has all the physical tools and talent that it takes to succeed in the NFL. He earned the 2006 offensive rookie of the year and two trips to the Pro Bowl in his short 6 year career. The main thing that has hindered Young is his own mindset and work ethic, but he has acknowledged that himself and maybe being at rock bottom will finally inspire this guy to take things a little more seriously if he is given one last chance to prove himself.  We all know the QB position is Ponders to start the season, but if he starts to slump and show signs of regression again this year, or if he gets injured, I think Young would be more than capable of taking control of this offense. Another thing to look at would be the risk/reward factor.  I’m sure Young would be easy to get for real cheap, possibly even a veterans minimum contract, so if things don’t work out it would be easy to move forward without him and not take any real losses. I think if he shines at his workout the Vikings should jump at this opportunity.