Profootballtalk.com reported Sunday that the former Titans, Eagles and Bills quarterback would work out for the Cardinals, but Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reported later Sunday that the Cardinals have no plans to work out Young and that the move hasn’t even been discussed.
When you are talking about bringing Vince Young in as your quarterback, you know your team has a problem under center. Young was released in August by the Bills and looked bad in preseason action.
Skelton started the year as the No. 1 quarterback on the Cardinals depth chart, but after he got injured Kevin Kolb came in and played well enough to quarterback the team to a 4-0 record.
After choosing to stick with Kolb, the sixth-year quarterback sustained a gruesome rib injury that will keep him sidelined for 6-8 weeks, forcing Skelton back into action.
Young, a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback, had his best seasons with the Tennessee Titans from 2006-2010. He has completed 755-of-1,304 passes for 8,964 yards and 46 touchdowns in his career and has rushed for 1,459 rushing yards on 282 carries with 12 touchdowns in 60 games.
Young's mobility would be beneficial behind the Cardinals' makeshift offensive line, but maturity issues and lack of production since his release from the Titans in 2010 would have made the Cardinals' decision to sign Young a questionable one.
Kolb was not playing like a Pro Bowler when the Cardinals were undefeated. It was the defense that was carrying the team to wins. Skelton is not the second coming of Kurt Warner, but he has shown to be a quality game manager. The signing of Young would have only forced the Cardinals to command more money towards the quarterback position, where they have already overpaid Kolb.
It looks like the former Longhorns quarterback will remain on the open market for the time being.