No NFL team wants him. Not even the Buffalo Bills. He is broke. He took a $300,000 loan out to throw himself a party.
But, according to University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown, VY is back at UT and his working towards finishing his degree. Only needs about 112 more hours (sorry, that's an easy shot).
Now the weird part - according to Sports Illustrated's college football writer Stewart Mandel, VY has not given up on the NFL just yet; Brown said that VY is planning on working out at UT's Pro Day.
That's right, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft and a man with a career record of 31-19 as an NFL starting quarterback will be working out with potential draftees in Austin soon. It's just stupid enough it could work.
Vince is 29, and athletically it's there. He didn't play at all last season after he was cut in training camp by the Buffalo Bills because he couldn't beat out Tavaris Jackson behind Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The question is whether VY be trusted as a backup - to know the plays, be a pro, show up on time, and not be any kind of distraction for a minimum price. He's never going to be a reliable starter again, not that he ever was.
These types of moves - earning the degree and trying out again on Pro Day - suggest a man who once boasted how humble he was truly has been humbled. Teams like that.
VY would have been wise to try to play in the CFL, but appears to want this bad enough to stand next to a bunch of college kids for another shot.
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