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Former Eagles' quarterback Vince Young signs with the Packers

Jonathan Ferrey

Since the early 90's the Green Bay Packers' backup quarterback position has served as more of a luxury than a need. In the 21 years since Brett Farve was acquired by the team, Packers' backup quarterbacks have had the opportunity to start just five games. In fact, the only games Farve didn't start were in his first year in Green Bay, when he missed one game and was the clipboard holder for two more. His replacement, Aaron Rodgers, has only missed two games since becoming the starter and one of those games was a meaningless healthy scratch against the Detroit Lions.

The Packers have had such notable backups as Matt Hasselbeck, Mark Brunell and Matt Flynn come and go without seeing much playing time. Former Pro Bowler and Eagle Vince Young will now take the reigns of the easiest job in sports, while trying to revamp his fading NFL career. Young spent the 2011 season with the Eagles and appeared in six games. During that span, he started three game, passed for 866 yards and four touchdown, while also turning the ball over 11 times (nine interceptions, two fumbles). The highlight of his stay Philadelphia came on a game-winning drive at the New Meadowlands Stadium.

Young spent all of last season on the street after being cut by the Buffalo Bills. While sitting on the sidelines, Young got his Bachelor's degree at the University of Texas and worked out. He signed with the Packers on Monday following a workout. His roster spot is not guaranteed but his competition figures to be B.J. Coleman and last year's backup Graham Harrell. The team kept only two quarterbacks last season.

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