Quarterback Vince Young, who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2011, announced his retirement Saturday.
“I’m retired,” Young told KXAN in Austin, Texas. “Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed … I’ve already started moving forward. … It’s definitely official, I think, in my book.”
Young, who didn’t play in the NFL this past season after being cut by the Green Bay Packers in the preseason, participated in the Browns’ three-day minicamp before signing with the team May 1. The team signed veteran quarterback Tyler Thigpen on the same day and released the 31-year-old four days after drafting Johnny Manziel.
The No. 3 overall pick in 2006 by the Tennessee Titans, Young earned Rookie of the Year honors and made the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2009 while starting for the Titans. He was released in 2011 after a falling out with coach Jeff Fisher.
In parts of six seasons with the Titans and Eagles, Young threw for 8,964 yards and 46 touchdowns.
Despite a rookie deal with the Titans that guaranteed $25.7 million, financial issues had plagued Young in recent years. In February, he reached a settlement with creditors a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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