This could be, likely is, Vince Young’s last opportunity to make it in the NFL.
The beleaguered quarterback, who was the No. 3 pick in the 2006 draft but who has been out of the NFL since 2011, will work out in the Cleveland Browns’ voluntary minicamp on a tryout basis this week, according to Fox 26 in Houston.
Young, who will take a physical Monday, spent portions of the offseason in 2012 and 2013 with the Bills and Packers, respectively.
The Browns’ interest isn’t surprising. For starters, the team’s best options currently are Brian Hoyer, who is recovering from a torn ACL, and Alex Tanney, who’s best known for his abilities as a trick-shot artist.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, a Tennessean, witnessed Young become a Pro Bowler in both 2006 and 2009 with the Tennessee Titans. It makes sense for Haslam to raise with his football people the question of whether Young at least deserves a chance to compete with the top options currently under contract in Cleveland.
Young spent 2011 with the Eagles, with his biggest contribution being the inadvertent coining of the term “dream team.” In Cleveland, the overriding objective is to end a nightmare that has lasted for nearly 20 years.