Austin, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Quarterback Vince Young, the 2006 Rookie of the Year and a 2009 Pro Bowler, said Saturday that he is retired unless he gets a great deal soon.
“Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed … I’ve already started moving forward,” Young told KXAN in Austin, Texas.
Young intends to work for as an ambassador for his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The No. 3 overall pick in 2006 by the Tennessee Titans, Young was released in 2011 after a falling out with coach Jeff Fisher and hasn’t played in the NFL since.
“I made the mistake of getting in to it with my coach, and that kind of hurt me a whole lot. When you go to different teams, they already have a bad perception of you,” Young admitted.
He was cut this past season by the Green Bay Packers and participated in the Cleveland Browns’ three-day minicamp before signing with the team May 1. However, was released four days after Johnny Manziel was drafted.
In parts of six seasons with the Titans and Eagles, Young threw for 8,964 yards and 46 touchdowns.
Despite a rookie deal that guaranteed $25.7 million, Young had to reach a settlement with creditors in February a month after filing for bankruptcy protection.
Young said Saturday he is still thankful he was able to fulfill a childhood dream by playing in the NFL.