The Browns may draft a quarterback in the first round. They are apparently also interested in a former first-round quarterback that didn’t pan out.
Vince Young will participate in the Browns’ voluntary minicamp this week on a tryout basis, according to FOX 26 in Houston. Whether Young can still help the Browns, or any NFL team, remains to be seen. He hasn’t completed an NFL pass since 2011, far removed from being the league’s offensive rookie of the year in 2006 with the Titans.
What do the Browns have to lose, however, by giving Young a look? Their quarterback situation could hardly be more uncertain. Brian Hoyer played well briefly as the starter last year, but he is recovering from knee surgery. The Browns may not think Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortels, Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater, or any other quarterback is worth drafting with the No. 4 pick. The Browns also have the 26th pick in the draft.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is a native of Tennessee, where Young did his best NFL work. Maybe Haslam thinks the Browns can get lucky with Young, as a backup if nothing more. We’ll see if Young finds a home with a Ravens rival in the AFC North that has long been seeking an answer at quarterback.