Vince Young expected to sign with Canadian team to resume career

Posted March 11, 2017

Young was picked third overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2006 NFL Draft.

The 33-year-old spent nine seasons in the National Football League after being drafted third overall by the Tennessee Titans in 2006. The good times kept rolling for Young in his rookie season, when he accounted for more than 2,500 combined yards and almost 20 touchdowns and was named to the Pro Bowl and Rookie of the Year.

Free to sign anywhere for the 2011 season, Young chose the "Dream Team" Philadelphia Eagles, signing a one-year deal to back up Michael Vick.

After three years away from football and six years since taking a regular season snap, Young is coming out of retirement to join the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders.

He went to the Pro Bowl again following the 2009 season.

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Vince Young warms his hands during a voluntary minicamp workout at the team's facility in Berea, Ohio, on May 1, 2014.

Young, a native of Houston, now works for Texas promoting diversity and community engagement. "I always respect the game. because you know what players go through behind the scenes".

There is no guarantee Young, 33, will ever appear in a game with Saskatchewan, who lost won a league title in 2013. From 1990-97, the Boston College star played in 136 games and threw 270 touchdown passes. However, Young will compete with veteran Kevin Glenn, 37, Canadian Brandon Bridge and Americans G.J. Kinne, Jake Waters and Bryan Bennett, all of whom have time invested into the Canadian game.

The CFL's season begins on June 22 and culminates with the Grey Cup on November 26. Young said he's been coaching Jordan's football team and is thankful that Candice supported his attempt at a comeback.

"I've got to put in the work and get in the film room and transfer the film work and mental stuff to the football field", he said.