It appears the Saskatchewan Roughriders will be adding another quarterback to the mix.
According to the agent of former NFL quarterback Vince Young, his client is on his way to Regina to “work on” on a deal with the Riders.
This turned out to be true, as Young arrived to the Regina airport just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday with his family.
Young recently hired noted sports agent Leigh Steinberg to help him make a return to football, sparking weeks of rumours that Young could be joining the green and white.
In fact, Steinberg himself tweeted that he was in negotiations with the Riders last month. The Riders would not confirm they were talking to the former NFLer, however.
— gary lawless (@garylawless) March 8, 2017
CFL Insider Gary Lawless said he’s hearing the Riders could have a press conference with Vince Young as early as Thursday.
Postmedia’s Scott Mitchell said he heard Young is asking for backup quarterback money in line with what he is making working at the University of Texas.
@Safimod $100,000-ish base. Bonuses up to $175-200 range if he gets on field. He’s making six figures at UT so he wants that. Fair ask IMO.
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottMitchellPM) March 8, 2017
Young was picked third overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played six seasons with the Titans and the Eagles and has also been a member of the Bills, Packers and Browns.
Young’s thrown for nearly 9,000 career yards with 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions, but hasn’t taken a pro snap since 2011.
He announced his retirement before the 2014 NFL season.