Leigh Steinberg, the recently hired agent for former NFL quarterback Vince Young, says he’s opened negotiations with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
— Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg) February 16, 2017
Steinberg announced yesterday via Twitter that he’d been hired by Young aiming to review his football career. 3DownNation first reported that the Riders added Young to the neg list on Feb. 2.
Steinberg is an ultra high-powered agent who has represented Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks Troy Aikman, Steve Young and Warren Moon – who also starred with Edmonton Eskimos – as well as running back Ricky Williams who played one season in Toronto. Steinberg was also the inspiration for the title character in the movie Jerry McGuire.
A third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by Tennessee, Young played six NFL seasons with the Titans and Eagles and a member of the Bills, Packers and Browns. He’s thrown for almost 9,000 yards in his NFL career with 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions while adding 282 rushing attempts for 1,459 (5.2 yards-per-carry average) and 12 touchdowns. The 33-year-old hasn’t taken a pro snap since 2011 with Philadelphia. He announced his retirement from the NFL on June 14, 2014.
Young, who won a NCAA national championship with the University of Texas in 2006, has had bumps along his pro career. Distraught by poor play and injury, he disappeared for several hours in 2008, leading then-Titans head coach Jeff Fisher to phone police. And in 2012, the Associated Press reported that Young had spent much of the $34 million he earned in the NFL. In January 2014, Young filed for bankruptcy.
Young was on the Montreal Alouettes neg list from August 2012 but he was taken off by 2015.
The Riders currently have veteran Kevin Glenn – whose 37 – as well as youngsters Brandon Bridge, G.J. Kinne, Bryan Bennett and Jake Waters under contract at quarterback. 3DownNation recently reported that the team worked out Johnny Manziel.
Glenn seems ready to take on whoever shows up at training camp.
@ScottMitchellPM I'm up for that won't be the first time I was on a winnipeg team with 2 guys that got drafted before Brady
— Kevin Glenn (@qterback5) February 16, 2017