Vince Young must wake up every morning and ask himself, "How did it come to this?"
Young signed a one-year deal yesterday to back-up Aaron Rodgers for the Green Bay Packers. That the Packers did not sign him during OTAs confirms the NFL's judgment of Young since his messy divorce from Tennessee.
For all the Buffalo Bills' challenges on offense, Young could not win the starting job in 2012.
Young labeled the Philadelphia Eagles a "dream team" when he signed with them in 2011. In hindsight, we should have seen that as his dream team. Applying the term to the entire Eagles roster led to season-long derision for Philadelphia and cost Andy Reid his job, though the ax would not fall for another year.
Young has left a trail of coaching dismissals on every team he has played for, even when he doesn't play, as in Buffalo. No other quarterback-needy team – Cardinals, Chiefs, Jaguars – texted him.
Three franchises are ideal for Young. One is Green Bay. The second is Houston where there is an abundance of goodwill for Young. The last is new England, but they have taken on their project in Tim Tebow.
Those franchises have secure coaches under no pressure to replace an established quarterback with a former Madden cover boy. Young could work in the shadows and prove he now has the mental toughness to step in during the adversity of a playoff race.
Of the three teams, the Packers seem to have the biggest question mark at back-up and greater need for QB mobility after the loss of LT Bryan Bulaga. Young might be a stronger challenger to Graham Harrell than B.J. Coleman to be Rodgers' back-up.
The Packers' front office stared down Brett Favre. They are not concerned by VY drama.
The fourth time may be the charm for a player in need of lucky charms.