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Eagles Agree To Terms With QB Young

Posted Jul 29, 2011

The Eagles have announced that they have agreed to terms with two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Vince Young on a one-year deal.

Young, 6-5, 232, compiled a .638 winning percentage (30-17) in his 47 starts with the Tennessee Titans since 2006, which was the best by a quarterback in franchise history. He has engineered 11 career come-from-behind victories, including six in 2009. Young played in nine games (eight starts) in 2010 and set a career high in QB rating (98.6), completing 93 of 156 passes for 1,255 yards and 10 touchdowns.
 
The third overall selection in the 2006 NFL draft, Young was named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year that season after setting every rookie passing record for the franchise, and rushing for 552 yards and seven touchdowns. In doing so, he became the first rookie quarterback in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to reach those rushing marks. Young has appeared in 54 career games (47 starts), completing 689 of 1,190 passes for 8,098 yards and 42 touchdowns. He has also amassed 1,380 yards on the ground and 12 rushing touchdowns.

Young is likely to become the Eagles' No. 2 quarterback, where he will back up his friend Michael Vick. Earlier on Friday, Vick was asked about the possibility of the Eagles adding Young.

"I look forward to working with him and making him a better player," said Vick. "It's going to be a positive effect. I think Vince will mature as a player ... I think he'll get better as far as understanding what this offense is about and I think it will help him long-term. That's our goal, to get him in here and make him a better player. If we ever need him, he's here for us."
 
During his three-year collegiate career at Texas, Young recorded a 30-2 record as a starter, giving him a .938 winning percentage that ranked sixth in NCAA history. He helped the Longhorns to a 20-game win streak from 2004 through his final college appearance in the Rose Bowl in 2005, which capped a 13-0 season as he was the game’s MVP. He finished his illustrious career completing 61.8 percent of his passes (444 of 718) for 6,040 yards (fifth in school history) and 44 touchdowns (fourth in school history). In addition, he rushed for 3,127 yards and 37 touchdowns, both school records by a quarterback. His 9,167 yards of total offense and 81 combined touchdowns in three seasons both set school records, while his combined yardage was the third-best in Big 12 history.
 
The 28-year-old Young is a native of Houston, TX, and attended Madison High School, where he was named the Texas 5A offensive player of the year as a senior.

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