Vince Young campaigns for Texans' tryout via Twitter
Houston native Vince Young went to Twitter on Sunday to campaign for a quarterback job with the Texans after their loss to the Rams.
The former University of Texas standout, who has been a local hero since starring at Madison High School, may never have a better chance to land with his hometown team. Starting quarterback Matt Schaub left Sunday's game with an ankle injury and backup T.J. Yates was unsteady at best.
Schaub has been under fire from Texans fans for throwing a pick-six in an NFL record four-straight games entering Sunday's contest. Houston fans created more furor Sunday by directing boos at an injured Schaub. Yates didn't fare any better, throwing two interceptions on Sunday, including one returned for a touchdown.
Young, 30, hasn't played in a regular season game since 2011. He has been without an NFL job since being cut by the Packers at the end of the preseason. He appeared improved during his stint in Green Bay, completing 20 of 42 for 177 yards and averaging more than five yards per rushing attempt.
Young reiterated his desire to meet with the Texans to FOX Sports:
"I would like to pop in on those guys and see how that goes," Young told FOX Sports by phone. "We're working on it."
"I would literally be crying on my first interview if that happens," Young said. "People will be like, 'Why are you crying?' Because that would be a dream come true to play at home in front of my family and friends in the city I grew up in. They've been watching me since high school. I definitely wouldn't let them down. "I'd put my blood, sweat and tears into getting that Super Bowl. That's something I would love to do, definitely for my hometown."