When the Cleveland Browns brought in Vince Young for a workout earlier this week, the move was met with chuckles and laughter. But it appears as if Young has impressed the team, as has fellow quarterback Tyler Thigpen, who was also brought in for a workout.
In fact, both players did so well, it's the belief of Browns head coach Mike Pettine that the team will sign either Young, Thigpen or possibly both players. Per the Chronicle-Telegram:
Veteran quarterbacks Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen have three days to impress the Browns and earn a contract and an extended stay. Coach Mike Pettine expects one or both to do just that.
“I would think that we would sign at least one coming out of this camp,” he said Tuesday after the first practice of his first three-day minicamp.
Young hasn't participated in the NFL since the 2011 season, while Thigpen hasn't thrown an NFL pass since 2012. That said, both players would come extremely cheap and would likely accept any deal so the Browns could cut either (or both) after training camp with little consequence. Neither is bound to be a diamond in the rough, but both do have knowledge of Kyle Shanahan’s system (Thigpen has a relationship with general manager Ray Farmer as well) and could potentially serve as a third-string quarterback.