Although he signed a one-year $2 million deal with the team back in May, former Texas quarterback Vince Young was officially released by the Buffalo Bills on Monday, less than two weeks before the start of the 2012 season.
Young was expected to win the No. 2 job behind starter Ryan Fitzpatrick this summer, but coaches were clearly not impressed with his play this preseason and made a knee-jerk move to acquire Tarvaris Jackson from Seattle to force Young out. The dual-threat quarterback announced on Twitter that he has no hard feelings and still wishes the team well. "I want to thank the Bills organization for the opportunity and wish the organization and my teammates good luck this season," Young posted Monday.
Now in search of his fourth NFL franchise in the last three seasons, the 29-year-old Young has reached an extremely difficult position in his career. Seeing as how a number of organizations are using their backup and third-string spots to develop youngsters more than ever these days, Young may find it increasingly difficult to find a coaching staff that will trust him as their No. 2 quarterback at this point.