It is not a starting job, but it is a job, and that’s enough right now for quarterback Vince Young, who has agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Buffalo Bills.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is anchored there as the starter, but it is another fresh start for Young, who last year backed up Michael Vick in Philadelphia. He struggled in six games and threw for 866 yards, four touchdowns and nine interceptions. Young also had a career-low 60.8 passer rating in 2011.
“I am looking forward to playing with the guys and helping where I am needed,” Young said to espn.com. “I have always respected the Bills organization and I am looking forward to being a part of the team.”
Young can earn another $1 million in incentives and expected to join the team Monday. Young worked out for the Bills at the beginning of the month.
“We think adding Vince to our roster will create more competition for the backup quarterback position,” general manager Buddy Nix said in a statement. “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.”
Young has had a turbulent NFL career since being selected third overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2006 draft. He was the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year, but lost his starting job on several occasions in Tennessee because of personal and performance issues.