It appeared that former Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young had won the No. 2 quarterback job behind Aaron Rodgers when Graham Harrell was released after Week 3. A halfway decent performance during the preseason finale should’ve clinched it.
That wasn’t the case.
The Green Bay Packers released Young en route to reaching their 53-man roster limit for the 2013-14 NFL regular season. It appears as though B.J. Coleman, who had a less than spectacular preseason, won the No. 2 quarterback job.
What happened? The Packers must’ve been unimpressed with Young’s performance against the Kansas City Chiefs. Here were the stat lines for Young and Coleman:
Vince Young: 14-of-30 for 144 yards, three rushes for 12 yards.
B.J. Coleman: 2-of-7 for 19 yards with an interception.
Coleman may have had an advantage because he spent all of last season on the Packers’ practice squad. That means that he should have a better understanding of head coach Mike McCarthy’s offensive scheme. Regardless, it’s a bit surprising that the Packers didn’t at least keep Young through Week 2 and use him as a practice emulator of Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III. At least Young can run. Coleman hasn’t shown anything in his games.
As someone who follows the Packers, this is surprising coming off the Harrell release. Is this the end of the road for Young? Let us know in the comments, Twitter or Facebook.