The number two QB from last year, Jason Campbell recently signed with the Cleveland Browns, and the #3, Josh McCown, is yet to garner any interest from Bears brass. There's a possibility that new head coach Marc Trestman will draft, or sign a rookie free agent, to groom, but the Bears need a veteran back up for Cutler. Could Vince Young be that guy?
Young threw at the Texas pro day on Tuesday, and longtime NFL scout Gil Brandt, now with the NFL Network, said Young impressed with his accuracy, and looked "magnificent" throwing the ball. He didn't run the 40, or any of the agility drills, but he looked to be in tremendous shape, and he's always been a scrambling QB.
With Marc Trestman saying he'd like to incorporate some read option stuff into the playbook, it makes sense to have the #2 QB be an athlete.
Young, just 29, has improved as a quarterback according to Texas co-offensive coordinator and QB coach Major Applewhite. The two time Pro Bowl QB is a career 58% passer, and has a career QB rating of 74.4.
It was never his physical traits that was an issue in the NFL, it was the intangibles. From FOX Sports;
NFL consultant Gil Brandt, the former Cowboys player personnel director, said Young threw well, but teams won't be impressed by that.
''That's not his problem. His problem is not physically doing something, it's getting the ability to study, to pay attention. If he does that, he's got a chance to come back with somebody and play,'' Brandt said.
Vince Young's money issues are well documented, and not being broke can be a Hell of a motivator. I can't imagine Young signing for more than the league minimum, so do you think the Bears should pick him up?