Quarterback Vince Young, who is attempting a comeback at the age of 33, has filed a trademark application for the phrase “Make Vince Great Again.”
The documents were filed with the United States Patents and Trademark office in Feb. 19 by Vince Young Inc.
The slogan is a take on “Make America Great Again” which was used by U.S. president Donald Trump during his successful campaign. Trump often wore a red hat emblazoned with the phrase.
The Riders added Young to their negotiation list on Feb. 2 and high-powered agent Leigh Steinberg announced last week that he’d “opened discussions” with the club.
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.
No word if the “Make Vince Great Again” hats will come in Rider green.