Buffalo's headline grabbing offseason continues. In wake of
the free agent signing of , the re-signing of and contract
extension for , the Bills have agreed to terms with free
agent quarterback .
"We think adding Vince to our roster will create more
competition for the backup quarterback position," said
Bills General Manager Buddy Nix. "He brings with him some
unique physical abilities that most are aware of and that
will make the competition interesting. It's all about
improving our team."
Two weeks ago the Bills expressed interest in the free
agent signal caller, who was not re-signed by Philadelphia.
A workout took place at One Bills Drive on May 2. Now a
little more than a week after the workout, Young is a
"Thanks to Buddy Nix and Coach Gailey for giving me
the opportunity to come in and play and compete," said
Young in a statement. "I am looking forward to
playing with the guys and helping where I am needed."
I have always respected the Bills organization and am
looking forward to being a part of the team."
The former number three overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft,
Young is being viewed strictly as a potential backup
quarterback option for the Bills, which was also
communicated to him by Buffalo's front office.
He'll compete directly with veterans and , who both signed
with the club as free agents last offseason. Buffalo also
has undrafted rookie on the current roster.
A two-time AFC Pro Bowl selection, Young turns 29 in a week
(May 18th). He is 31-19 in his career as a starting
quarterback with a career passer rating of 74.4, 46
touchdowns and 51 interceptions. Young (6'5" 232) also has
12 rushing touchdowns in his six NFL seasons.
Last season with the Philadelphia Eagles Young appeared in
six games making three starts. He completed just under 58
percent of his passes with four touchdowns and nine
interceptions with a passer rating of 60.8.
A former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Young also
helped lead Texas to a national title with a win over USC
in the 2006 Rose Bowl.
The addition of Young will bring the team's offseason
roster total to 89, just one shy of the maximum of 90.