Vince Young Reportedly Will Work Out for Arizona Cardinals

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistOctober 21, 2012

Vince Young is a quarterback without a team. The Arizona Cardinals are a team that has had quarterback issues all season, and Kevin Kolb does not look like he will be back soon. It makes sense that the two would at least come together for a workout.

UPDATE: Sunday, October 21 at 1:35 p.m. ET

NFL's Gregg Rosenthal reports that Mortensen says he never reported that Young would work out for the Cardinals. 

Confirmed with @mortreport: He never reported VY would work out for Cards.

— gregg rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) October 21, 2012


Via James Pledger of ESPN San Antonio, ESPN's Chris Mortensen has reported that Young, the former No. 3 overall pick by Tennessee, will work out for Cardinals coaches on Tuesday.

According to @mortreport @vinceyoung is going to go for a workout with the #Cardinals

— James Pledger (@pledger_shaggy) October 21, 2012

Rotoinfo's Staff also went on to report that Young will work out for the Cardinals on Tuesday:

Vince Young is scheduled to workout for the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Young's career has been a series of peaks and valleys with no real ground in between. He started out looking like the next big thing as a rookie in 2006. He led the Titans to a surprising 8-8 record that included six straight wins.

His passing numbers didn't look great, as he completed just 51.5 percent of his throws and had a 12-13 TD-INT ratio, but he could make plays with his feet, and the team was winning.

The next season the Titans made the playoffs with a 10-6 record before losing to San Diego in the Wild Card Round. Young's completion percentage improved to 62.3, but he had 17 interceptions to just nine touchdowns.

When Young got hurt in 2008, the Titans turned to Kerry Collins, who helped the team finish a surprising 13-3 with its first AFC South title since 2002.

Young did return to the Titans in 2009 and 2010 but was never able to replicate his previous success. He had a very public falling out with then-Titans head coach Jeff Fisher late in the 2010 season that effectively ended his career with the team.

He moved to Philadelphia in 2011 and played some when Michael Vick went down with an injury, but he struggled when his number was called. Young then tried to latch on with the Buffalo Bills for the 2012 campaign but was released in the final week of the preseason.

The Cardinals are currently sitting at 4-2, second in the NFC West. They started the season with John Skelton under center before he got hurt, allowing Kolb to take over the job before he suffered a shoulder injury last week.

This could be an ideal situation for Young to come into if the workout goes well and the Cardinals sign him. Skelton is not exactly a quarterbacking dynamo. They have a great wide receiver on the outside in Larry Fitzgerald. Their offensive line is dreadful, but Young has the ability to scramble and create plays.

Arizona might be the only spot Young could go to right now where he would have at least a slim chance of starting a game or two.