"I just want to get in here and earn the team respect and staff and coaches' respect and continue to keep playing football, the game that I love," Young said Tuesday after his first practice with the Green Bay Packers.
Young is talking the talk after spending a humbling 2012 out of football. The former Heisman Trophy candidate said he's changed his ways from the shirtless-in-a-club-drinking-right-from-the-bottle Young who seemed determined to bust out of the NFL.
"Maturing," Young said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "That's the biggest thing. Back in the day, I was a young Vince. Now, I'm more mature and definitely learned from things that happened in the past. I'm married now, a grown man, 30 years old. I'm kind of like the old head in this locker room."
The question: What will mature Vince actually bring to the table?
A personnel executive of one of Young's former teams told the Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne that the quarterback has "a terrible make-up" to be a backup and was "baffled" that Ted Thompson would sign a player who apparently struggled to grasp offenses.
Still, Young provides intrigue -- at an extremely, extremely low risk -- to the position and, as he told reporters Tuesday, his 31-19 record as a starter "speaks for itself." Now VY needs to be seen (with his jersey on) and not heard.