Aug 17, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young (10) under center in the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: Raiders Host Workouts With QBs Vince Young and Troy Smith


The Oakland Raiders’ search for a third quarterback continue, after reports that they had signed Seneca Wallace turned out to be premature.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Raiders worked out free agents Vince Young and Troy Smith on Thursday.

Last month, it was reported that the Raiders were having “preliminary discussions” with Young. ‘

Drafted as the third overall pick in 2006, Young never lived up to the hype that he seemed destined for. After five drama-filled seasons with the Titans, Young was released and picked up by the Eagles.

Young completed 66 passes for 866 yards, four touchdowns, and nine interceptions in six games with Philadelphia in 2011.

He was with the Bills briefly in 2012, but was released before the start of the season and was out of football for the past year.

As for Smith, he last played in the NFL with the 49ers in 2010, when he completed 73/145 pass attempts for 1176 yards, five touchdowns, and four interceptions in six games.

Although he won the Heisman trophy in 2006, Smith never panned out in the NFL, playing minimally for the Ravens in three seasons before moving on the 49ers.

 

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  • Otto

    Why are they picking up all of these players that (And i quote), “Never really panned out in the NFL”, or “Never really lived up to their potential”??? I just don’t get it.

  • mccall316

    I’d rather have them draft a QB in a very late round instead of picking up Smith or Young who we all know suck and never panned out.