Signing a one-year contract earlier this month, the 30-year-old Young completed six of seven passes for 41 yards and a touchdown against Seattle.
Last an NFL employee in 2011 as a Philadelphia Eagle, Young also rushed for 39 yards on three carries.
“The dimension of running, that’s something we really wanted to see (from Young),” said McCarthy, 49, who led Green Bay to a Super Bowl championship in 2010. “I think you’re just seeing Vince getting more and more comfortable … I think Vince is one of the players that definitely took advantage of his opportunities tonight.”
With Young “(taking) advantage of his opportunities,” Green Bay waived the immortal Graham Harrell Saturday afternoon.
After earning an extension in April, Aaron Rodgers should be a happy Packer until hitting free agency as a 36-year-old in 2020.
Nevertheless, football is a collision sport where injuries are commonplace.
Should Rodgers ever be sidelined for any length of time, Young’s a far better option to lead The Pack than either Harrell was or B.J. Coleman is.
Although hopefully never stepping onto Lambeau Field during a competitive contest, Young is a sound insurance policy for Green Bay who offers the added “dimension of running.”
Expect Vince Young to “(get) more and more comfortable” holding a clipboard for Aaron Rodgers this season.by