The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Young is still just 33 years old, and is joining a Saskatchewan team that is looking to improve on last year's 5-13 record. He signed with veteran agent Leigh Steinberg in February of 2017, and it was announced that he will sign with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders today.
Now, sources familiar with the situation tell us Young and the CFL team are rounding 3rd in terms of getting a deal done and all that's left is for Vince to pick up a pen and sign on the dotted line.
A former NFL Rookie of the Year and two-time Pro Bowler, Young was last on an NFL roster in 2014 when he spent nearly two weeks with the Cleveland Browns. He started the final three games for Philadelphia in 2011.
Roughriders head coach, general manager and vice-president of football operations Chris Jones said Thursday that there will be an open competition for the starting quarterback's position. He was named the NFL's offensive rookie of the year and selected to the Pro Bowl in 2006.
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The CFL's season begins on June 22 and culminates with the Grey Cup on November 26. Steinberg also felt Young's mobility would make for an easier adjustment to Canadian football.
Young's contract with the Roughriders is the standard two-year rookie contract. "I always respect the game. because you know what players go through behind the scenes".
"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. "I would call it an opportunity", Young told the team's official Twitter account. From 1990-97, the Boston College star played in 136 games and threw 270 touchdown passes.
The former Titans quarterback sees the CFL as the flawless place to start his comeback. "This was a good move for me because I still have the fire to play football".