Vince Young is a two-time NFL Pro Bowler, an NFL rookie of the year winner, a National Championship winner, two-time Rose Bowl MVP and a consensus All-American out of the University of Texas.
What Vince Young is not however, is a better option at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns than an undrafted free agent.
'VY' had been at the Browns for a grand total of about a week before being let go by the organization, along with Alex Tanney - a back up out of Monmouth College who played entirely zero snaps in the whole of last year.
The Browns do still have four QB's on the roster however. Johnny Manziel, the new star in town, last years starter Brian Hoyer, Tyler Thypien - a seventh round pick in 2007, and Connor Shaw - another undrafted free agent the team picked up just yesterday.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora alluded to the fact that Young was under-performing earlier in the week:
"Thigpen had a strong minicamp on a tryout basis and his athleticism is a fit in coordinator Kyle Shanahan's system. Team sources said he out-performed Young."
The 30-year old Young hasn't taken an NFL snap since the December of 2011, and his fall from grace has been striking for such a promising player out of college.
And he can always know that at least he was better than JaMarcus Russell. Plus he has a job at UT waiting for him if he wants it.
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