With the Signing of Trent Edwards – Vince Young is Finished in Philadelphia

Cya, Vince!

The Philadelphia Eagles made an early first splash in the 2012 free agency pool, signing quarterback Trent Edwards to a one-year deal, marking the end of Vince Young’s time with the team.

As part of the Eagles massive free agency spending-spree of last season, Philadelphia rolled the dice and signed Young to a one-year deal to back-up Michael Vick. Not surprisingly, Vick was injured for an extended period of time, and Young ended up starting three games. In relief of Vick, the Ex-Titan quarterback struggled immensely, winning only one game, and posting an abysmal 4-9 touchdown/interception ratio.

There were plays where Young flashed back to his Texas days, but for the most part he remained the inconsistent NFL product he has been since being drafted. His accuracy was all over, he often showed too much power on easy throws, and his decision making was incredibly questionable. About the only impressive part of his play was when he scrambled out of the pocket and used his size to break through defenders.

When Young was signed in Philadelphia, hopes were high that Andy Reid could work his ‘quarterback magic’ and turn him into the next revived career in the City of Brotherly Love. Whether it be that Reid didn’t have the time to work with him, or that Young just didn’t fit Philadelphia’s system, his performance was a severe let-down.

Given that Young was only signed to a one-year deal, (now looking like a very smart move), and that the Eagles have picked up Edwards, it appears to be the end of the Texas-King’s run in Philadelphia. He had a chance to prove he was a capable back-up, and for the most part, tanked his opportunity. With a combination of sloppy play and an underwhelming performance on the field, Young put himself in a lose-lose situation.

As of right now, Young is an unrestricted free agent and is open to sign with whichever team offers him a contract, and he can count he won’t be getting a call from the Eagles.

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