Bills Sign Vince Young

New Bills QB Vince Young

The Buffalo Bills signed Vince Young today meaning that they now have both the #1 and #3 picks of the 2006 NFL Draft on their team.  Vince Young will likely compete with Tyler Thigpen for the back-up quarterback spot.  If last year was any indication then Young shouldn’t have too much of a problem supplanting Thigpen as Fitzpatrick’s #2.  Last year Young saw action in 6 games for the Eagles, starting 3 of them.  He threw for 866 yards with 4 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.  Thigpen only saw sporadic duty in Buffalo despite Fitzpatrick suffering through broken ribs for the entire second half of the season, throwing for 25 yards on only 8 pass attempts.  He threw no touchdowns and was intercepted once.  It was clear that the Bills staff did not have faith to put Thigpen in the game despite Fitzpatrick’s injury so an upgrade to the back-up quarterback position made sense.  Should Young be pressed into action Chain Gailey is the perfect coach to try and utilize his strengths and mask his weaknesses.  The Bills will probably be heavy on the Wildcat formation this year but I doubt that you seen Young in it too often since Brad Smith is getting paid twice as much a year to be the Wildcat QB.

The interesting thing to note as that Vince Young, the #3 overall pick in the 2006 draft, will now join fellow new Bill Mario Williams, the #1 overall pick in the 2006 draft.  Obviously Williams comes with far more fanfare and expectations at this point in their careers.  The Bills had the #8 pick in that draft and selected Ohio State safety Donte Whitner who now plays for the San Fransisco 49ers.  All but one of the Bills other 8 draft choices in that class are now out of the NFL.  The lone exception is Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kyle Williams, selected 134th overall.

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