Green Bay Packers Cut Vince Young: Who Will Be Their No. 2 Quarterback?

Erryn FinckContributor IIAugust 31, 2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 29:  Quarterback Vince Young #13 of the Green Bay Packers scrambles as linebacker Darin Drakeford #66 of the Kansas City Chiefs chases during the preseason game on at Arrowhead Stadium on August 29, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers made the decision to cut backup quarterback Vince Young on Saturday, according to's Gregg Rosenthal. With Young gone, the only quarterback left on the roster behind Aaron Rodgers is B.J. Coleman.

Coleman was the starting quarterback at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) for three years from 2009-2011. He threw for a career total of 6,871 yards and 52 touchdowns. In 2012, the Packers chose him in the seventh round.

There is little to assess when reviewing his performance in the preseason. Against the Kansas City Chiefs, he was 2-of-7 for 19 yards.

While the releases of former backup Graham Harrell and Young bring Coleman closer to more playing time, it is likely that Green Bay will looking for another quarterback in the upcoming weeks. Available quarterbacks who were also cut on Saturday include Brady Quinn, Tim Tebow and Jimmy Clausen. Quinn and Clausen remain the two most likely candidates.

Quinn was cut by the Seattle Seahawks in favor of Tarvaris Jackson, per The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta. However, Quinn had a decent preseason performance with a total of 271 yards and two touchdowns.

While he has yet to play a full season, he is no stranger to the NFL. He has played in games for the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns. He was once compared to Tom Brady by "Head coach Charlie Weis must have thought he was experiencing deja vu with Quinn, a clone of his Patriots pupil. Both are very detail-oriented pocket passers with deceptive mobility."

Quinn has yet to live up to this hype, but he could be a viable backup option for Green Bay.

According to's David Newton, Jimmy Clausen was also cut by the Carolina Panthers, despite positive reviews from coach Ron Rivera. The coach told Jonathon Jones of the Charlotte Observer, "Jimmy’s had a good camp and you really want to know how much he’s improved and where he is as we go forward. The young man is really developing into a solid guy and we want to continue with him.”

Clausen ends his time with the Panthers with a total of 1,558 passing yards, a 52.5 completion percentage, three touchdowns and nine interceptions.

The backup position in Green Bay was still unresolved on August 25, when coach Mike McCarthy told Fox Sports' Paul Imig, "We have two quarterbacks (and) the No. 2 spot hasn't been answered."

That statement may still be true heading into the regular season.