Of all the transactions Ted Thompson has ever made, the acquisition of free agent quarterback Vince Young ranks as one of the biggest head scratchers.
A six year veteran, Young brings to Green Bay a resume’ consisting of 46 touchdowns, 51 interceptions, completing less than 58% of his passes while compiling a 74.9 passer rating.
The former third pick in the 2006 NFL Draft had been out of football since he was part of the ill fated “Dream Team” the Eagles assembled in 2011.
Yet something must have happened to cause Thompson to take a chance on a 30 year old quarterback a year removed from the game from the time the Family Night scrimmage took place and Monday when he signed a one year deal.
Along with signing Young, which seems odd enough at the surface, were reports that he was being brought to camp to compete for the number two quarterback spot with Graham Harrell and BJ Coleman.
While Coleman has been rather unimpressive during camp, Harrell has been showing steady progress, including a solid performance during Family Night. This makes the signing of Young more of a puzzle in the eyes of some, since Harrell has shown he can command the huddle when called upon.
Perhaps Thompson is finally fulfilling a wish he has had since Young was coming into the NFL, when he was very impressed with Young.
Or maybe Thompson has realized that neither Harrell nor Coleman are very good NFL quarterbacks.
Whatever the reason, Ted Thompson has a method to the madness of signing Vince Young.
For this week’s Midweek Movie, it seems appropriate to take a look at the Packers newest quarterback, and get a glimpse at what Vince Young might be able to bring to the team:
John Rehor is a writer at PackersTalk.com.
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