Vince Young, Buffalo Bills Agree to One-Year Deal Worth $2 Million
Quarterback Vince Young officially has a new home office — in Buffalo.
Young, two-time Pro Bowl selection who was a backup last year to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, has agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Buffalo Bills, ESPN reported earlier today.
“We think adding Vince to our roster will create more competition for the backup quarterback position,” Bills General Manager Buddy Nix told the team’s website. “He brings with him some unique physical abilities that most are aware of and that will make the competition interesting.”
According to ESPN, Young’s deal with the Bills includes an additional $1 million in playing time bonuses. The University of Texas product is expected to join the team Monday where he will compete with veterans Brad Smith and Tyler Thigpen to be Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s backup for the 2012 season.
“I am looking forward to playing with the guys and helping where I am needed,” Young, 29, said in a statement released Friday. “I have always respected the Bills organization and I am looking forward to being a part of the team. This is the best option to go with. Buffalo is the best option because of the things that they’re doing, especially with the guys they have on offense. They definitely will make some things happen. It’s a good choice, a good option.”
Drafted in 2006 by Tennessee with the third overall, Young pick spent his first five NFL seasons with the Titans before signing with Philadelphia last year. In the six games he took the field for the Eagles, Vince completed 66 of 114 passes for 866 yards with four touchdowns and nine interceptions.
For his career, Vince Young has thrown for 8,964 yards with 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions in 60 games. He also has 1,459 rushing yards, 12 touchdown runs and holds a 31-19 career record as a starter.