Former NFL quarterback Vince Young is now a Saskatchewan Roughrider.
The 3rd overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft and two-time Pro Bowler has agreed to a one year offer with an option for a second as he attempts to revive a football career that has been dormant since he retired from the NFL in 2014.
The soon to be 34-year-old appeared at Mosaic Stadium Thursday afternoon for a news conference you heard live on 62o CKRM.
He says he is not coming here anointed as the starting quarterback, and that he expects to compete. He adds he knows he has a lot of work to do in a short time to get accustomed to the Canadian game.
Young says the Riders approached him about a return to the game, and that he wouldn’t refer to what he was doing as a comeback, but an opportunity.
The 6 foot 5, 232 pound Young joins the Riders after playing 60 regular-season games through six NFL seasons. After being selected by Tennessee with the 3rd overall pick of the 2006 draft after leading Texas to the NCAA Championship, he spent five years with the Titans before making stops in Buffalo, Philadelphia, Green Bay and Cleveland.
He will take the field with his Rider teammates for the first time at a mini-camp in Florida next month.