Vince Young could be headed for his best, last chance to prove he's a quality NFL quarterback.
The Bills announced Tuesday that Young will work out for the team Wednesday. Declaring the news publicly, in addition to some words from general manager Buddy Nix after the draft, indicates a signing is likely to happen.
"We're going to get one in free agency," Nix said. "We're going to bring in a quarterback, and we think a good one."
We have to assume Nix wasn't talking about undrafted rookie free agent Aaron Corp from Richmond. (Although you never know.) If signed, Young would compete with Tyler Thigpen for the backup spot behind Ryan Fitzpatrick.
As perhaps the last remaining media member on the Vince Young bandwagon, I couldn't have picked a better spot. Chan Gailey knows how to coach up mobile quarterbacks, like he did with Thigpen, Kordell Stewart and during his run at Georgia Tech. Buffalo's offense shares some similarities with the attack Young ran at Texas.
Perhaps just as importantly, Young would have a legitimate shot to play in Buffalo. He potentially could beat out Thigpen for the backup role in camp. If Fitzpatrick is hurt or plays like he did down the stretch in 2011, Young could have another crack at being a starting quarterback. (Which fits Young's self image.)
He's not going to find a better opportunity than this one.