With the release of Graham Harrell over the weekend, it was widely assumed that the Green Bay Packers No. 2 quarterback job belonged to Vince Young.
Not so says Mike McCarthy.
McCarthy says the job is still up for grabs and Young will compete with second-year player B.J. Coleman for it.
“The No. 2 spot hasn’t been answered,” said McCarthy. “That’s where we are. B.J. and Vince are going to compete and take the majority of this football game (against Kansas City).”
Young, who’s still absorbing the playbook, was solid in two series in Friday’s preseason game. He went 6-for-7 and threw the Packers’ only touchdown.
“I’m still working, still trying to get better, still catching up,” Young said. “It’s a lot to learn right now. I just really feel like just a lot of extra work behind the scenes is going to help me get to where I need be at.”
Coleman, meanwhile, was 2-for-7 for 8 yards on Friday. That’s not exactly tearing it up.
So, unless Young totally goes out and craps the bed in what should be some pretty extensive action in the preseason finale, it seems like the job is his.
That means Coleman is likely to get another tour of duty on the practice squad, which is where he spent all of last season.