Former QB Vince Young Officially Retires From NFL


Vince Young has had a rough time on his path back to the NFL the last few years.  Young was the 3rd pick in the 2006 draft by the Tennessee Titans. but the QB hasn’t touched the gridiron since his 2011 stint with the Eagles.

Most recently, Young signed with the Cleveland Browns in May. But then the team got their hands on Johnny Manziel in the draft, and you know who the odd man out was. Young has decided its time to move on to the next phase of life and retire from the football.

“I’m retired,” Young told KXAN in Austin, Texas. “Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed … I’ve already started moving forward. … It’s definitely official, I think, in my book.”

“I love the NFL, will love the game always but I’m kind of moving forward and moving on right now.”

Good idea because it seemed the NFL had moved on for him awhile ago. Young attributes the issues he had in his later years in the L to a bad reputation, garnered because of his relationship with Titans head coach Jeff Fisher.

“I had my ups and downs,” he said. “I made the mistake of getting in to it with my coach and that kind of hurt me a whole lot. When you go to different teams, they already have a bad perception of you. When that’s out there, there’s nothing you can do.”

During his five year NFL career, Young spent time with the Titans, Eagles, Bills, Packers and Browns.