Former NFL Quarterback Vince Young Hopes to Revive Football Career
Former University of Texas quarterback and two-time Pro Bowler Vince Young is hoping to revive his football career. Young hired veteran agent Leigh Steinberg in his bid to return to the big league.
It is unclear though whether he will try to jump directly to NFL or join the new Spring League first. Steinberg, founder of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment, announced on Twitter hat he is taking Vince Young under his care. Steinberg, who has 40+ years of experience representing athletes, fondly calls himself #RealJerryMaguire.
— Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg) February 15, 2017
NFL, CFL or Spring League
One thing very noticeable about the announcement is the fact that Steinberg never mentioned whether Young wants to jump directly to the big league. This open statement created a buzz that Young might be open to playing in the Canadian Football League (CFL) or the brand new Spring League.
The timing of Young's comeback announcement coincides with the invitation sent out by Spring League CEO Brian Woods to Johnny Manziel, a former Cleveland Browns quarterback. "If Johnny Manziel is serious about a future in the NFL, the Spring League is willing to provide him with a platform to prove he's still relevant," Woods said as posted by CBS Sports. Other notable former NFL player who is said to have the same invitation to play in the Spring League is Ray Rice.
Spring League: Stepping Stone, Not Tryout Camp
As longtime NFL scout John Peterson told The Associated Press back in January, "There's a tremendous need for a developmental and instructional league. The purpose is to help players get selected for the NFL and other pro leagues in Canada or Arena football."
"This isn't a tryout camp," Peterson clarified. "We want players who have a passion to play and are sincere about the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of scouts and NFL people."
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