Vince Young QB CLE 11 Months

After a solid third preseason game against the Seahawks, Vince Young is now considered the frontrunner for the Packers' No. 2 quarterback job.

Mike McCarthy acknowledged as much. "The dimension of running, that's something we really wanted to see (from Young)," said the Packers' coach. "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." Whether it be as runners or passers, backup QBs need to be able to move the offense. Young can do that; Graham Harrell can't.

Vince Young QB CLE 11 Months

Vince Young completed 6-of-7 passes for 41 yards and a touchdown and rushed three times for 39 yards in Friday night's third preseason game.

Your Aaron Rodgers backup (and "handcuff" in deep leagues). Through three preseason appearances, V.Y. is 12-of-19 passing (63.2 percent) for 74 yards, the touchdown, and no turnovers. He's still got some juice in his legs with 58 yards rushing on six scrambles. Young has generally moved the offense and is clearly a superior backup option over Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman.

Vince Young QB CLE 12 Months

Vince Young has "really started to get comfortable" in the Packers' offense and "gotten rid" of a lot of rust.

Young has six practices under his belt. "He is clearly different today than he was this time last week," coach Mike McCarthy said. "He's progressing. We've been able to spend some extra time with him. It's been beneficial." It would be a surprise if Young isn't named the backup to Aaron Rodgers.

Vince Young QB CLE 12 Months

Vince Young's one-year, $715,000 contract includes no guaranteed money.

It's also a "minimum-split contract," which means he'll take home just $383,000 if he lands on injured reserve. In other words, the onus is on Young to "prove it" in camp. Considering Young's woeful competition, he should be able to earn No. 2 duties.

Vince Young QB CLE 12 Months

Packers signed QB Vince Young to a one-year contract.

Thankfully, the Graham Harrell era is over. Young, 30, brings to Green Bay 50 career starts with a 31-19 record, 46:51 TD-to-INT ratio, and 5.2 YPC average as a scrambler. No matter your thoughts on Young, he stands a far better chance of keeping the Packers' offense competitive in the event of an Aaron Rodgers injury, which unfortunately became more likely when LT Bryan Bulaga tore his ACL over the weekend. In a high-powered Packers offense, Young will offer some fantasy upside as a reserve in two-QB leagues and possible back-end QB1 if Rodgers missed time. He's a headcase, but dual-threat quarterback with functional accuracy and game-breaking running skills.

Vince Young QB CLE 12 Months

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter Monday that the Packers "flirted" with free agent Vince Young even before training camp.

The Packers knew their backup quarterbacks were problematic entering camp, but needed to see it on the field before making a move. The renewed interest in V.Y. suggests dissatisfaction with Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman's early-camp performance. Young, now 30, would be an upgrade behind Aaron Rodgers.

Vince Young QB CLE 12 Months

The Packers will work out free agent QB Vince Young Monday.

Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman are currently battling for the backup job behind Aaron Rodgers. The Press-Gazette speculates that the Packers could sign Young so that their defense can practice against a read-option quarterback. The Packers will face Colin Kaepernick in Week 1 and Robert Griffin III in Week 2. Young is just 30 years old, but was out of the league last season after getting cut by the Bills in August.

Vince Young QB CLE May 01 '13

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders are no longer interested in free agent Vince Young after drafting Tyler Wilson.

The Raiders and Seahawks are the only two teams Young has been linked to this offseason, and both have since moved on to other options. There's still time for Young to get an invite as a camp body, but no one is going to sign him with a 53-man roster spot in mind.

Vince Young QB CLE Apr 11 '13

Free agent QBs Vince Young and Troy Smith worked out for the Raiders on Wednesday.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport hears that Young "looked good." Smith said just last month that he was "ready to move on to the next chapter of my life." Oakland has reportedly been sniffing around Young for the past month. They have just two quarterbacks under contract at the moment.

Vince Young QB CLE Apr 01 '13

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Seahawks have some interest in free agent Vince Young.

The Seahawks have just one quarterback on the roster after trading Matt Flynn to the Raiders on Monday, so they're likely looking for an experienced veteran to hold the clipboard. Young worked out at Texas' Pro Day last week and reportedly "put on a show." He should draw some looks.