Why Vince Young Could Revive Floundering Career with Buffalo Bills

Chris Trapasso@ChrisTrapassoAnalyst IMay 3, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 20:  Vince Young #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to throw a pass against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 20, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Playing behind Ryan Fitzpatrick with the Buffalo Bills may not seem like an ideal situation for Vince Young, but right now, it's the best shot he has to revive his relatively disappointing career. 

Young worked out for the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday and has yet to receive a contract offer of any sorts. 

He better hope the Bills offer something, even if it is to become the team's second-string signal-caller. 

Earlier this month during a radio interview, Young voiced his opinion that he believes he's still a quarterback with starting caliber.

While possessing confidence is a great sign, there are simply not many teams that would allow Young to compete for a starting job, if any at all.

He'll need to prove himself as a competent backup before he is ever elevated to starter status again.

The Bills are dedicated to Fitzpatrick as their quarterback, but the end of his 2011 season should serve as a constant reminder to Young that things can go south quickly with Buffalo's current QB. 

Also, within Chan Gailey's system, the University of Texas legend would be playing to his strengths. 

The Bills institute a variety of short throws from a spread system. There's plenty of space for receivers to get open, and Young could operate out of the shotgun more often than not. 

With his quick, nearly sidearm delivery, Young would have a chance to accumulate passing yardage at a high rate of completion. 

With Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller in the backfield, and an offensive line that paved the way for 4.9 yards per rush last season, Young would have the luxury to fall back on a sound running game. 

Young's scrambling ability wouldn't be totally impeded if he played in Buffalo, either. Gailey's enamored with mobile quarterbacks and would certainly give Young chances to exhibit his smooth athletic ability. 

No, there'd be no guarantees for Young, but should there be at this point of his career? 

With the Bills, he'd have a legitimate shot to grow as a player and potentially sneak into the starting lineup late in the season due to injury or poor play.

 

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