A few months after filing for bankruptcy, FOX 26 in Houston reports that free agent Vince Young took a physical with the Cleveland Browns on Monday.
Last an NFL employee in 2011 as a Philadelphia Eagle, the 30-year-old Young signed a one-year contract with the Green Bay Packers in August 2013 to hold a clipboard for Aaron Rodgers.
After being named Green Bay’s backup quarterback following a 17-10 exhibition loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Packers released Young roughly three weeks later.
Although not exactly akin to Johnny Unitas, the two-time Pro Bowler remains a somewhat intriguing talent.
Relying on a hideous sidearm throwing motion, Young tossed 46 touchdowns, against 51 picks, for 8,964 yards over 60 games as a professional.
Furthermore, trying to atone for porous aerial statistics, the dimmed star also managed to scramble for 1,459 yards and 12 scores on the ground.
Unfortunately, despite going 30-17 as Tennessee’s starter, Young won’t receive many more opportunities and Cleveland is an ideal destination.
With only Brian Hoyer and Alex Tanney on their roster, Cleveland should welcome Young and target Johnny Manziel.
The 21-year-old Manziel, who didn’t throw in “The Circle City,” proved to be the fastest quarterback at either of the past two combines by finishing the 40-yard dash in times of 4.63 and 4.56 seconds.
A dual-threat who earned the Heisman as a freshman, Manziel rifled 63 touchdowns, versus 22 interceptions, for 7,820 yards over 26 contests as an Aggie.
Displaying remarkable maneuverability and quickness, Manziel also rushed 345 times for 2,169 yards.
Perhaps most impressively, the polarizing signal-caller managed to complete 68.9% of his 863 attempts.
The native Texan launches the ball with great zip and pinpoint accuracy and he can produce strictly in the pocket.
Somewhat cleansing his reputation as an unrepentant troublemaker, Manziel deserves ample credit for flourishing on the gridiron this past autumn.
Once the Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams bypass the legendary Aggie, expect the Jacksonville Jaguars to select Manziel with the third overall pick in May’s draft.
Provided football is his primary focus, Manziel will mature into a superstar in “The Bold New City of the South.”
However, if the Jaguars sidestep Johnny Football, Cleveland must take Manziel at four.
Cleveland, an organization that has gone 77-163 since resuming operations in 1999, hasn’t had a competent field general since Bernie Kosar.
Removed from a 4-12 mark with the league’s 27th ranked attack, Browns general manager Ray Farmer would significantly upgrade Cleveland’s weakest position by acquiring Manziel and Young.
With Vince Young overseeing the action, Johnny Manziel would thrive as a playmaker and become a Dawg Pound icon.by