Former Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Vince Young has a new home in the NFL. He signed a one-year, $2 million dollar deal on Friday with the Buffalo Bills. Per ESPN, Young has an additional $1 million dollars in incentives built into the deal.
Despite claiming assurances from Andy Reid that he was good enough to be a starter elsewhere in the league, Young will again be a backup, this time for Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Said Bills GM Buddy Nix,
“We think adding Vince to our roster will create more competition for the backup quarterback position. 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.”
Despite a less than stellar performance serving as Mike Vick’s backup–Young threw 4 TDs and 9 INTs and had the lowest passer rating of his career last year at 60.8–the Bills are willing to give Young another try based on the body of his work as a player, which includes two Pro Bowls.
VY is looking forward to the chance to play in Buffalo. Via a statement released yesterday, Young stated,
“I am looking forward to playing with the guys and helping where I am needed. I have always respected the Bills organization and I am looking forward to being a part of the team.”