Bills general manager Buddy Nix had no trouble assessing the attributes of Vince Young after agreeing to a one-year contract with free agent quarterback Friday.
Strong arm. High mobility. And then there's his winning record as an NFL starter.
When it comes to configuring Young's role in the Bills, Nix does not guarantee that, except to say that the starting job is already taken by Ryan Fitzpatrick to so young to compete for a backup job.
"We are always looking to try to improve our team," Nix said. "It is a competition for the backup quarterback job, and not the starter .... He knows it. That's the way it is."
That does not devalue Bills' hopes for Young, who compete with the return of Tyler Thigpen backup.
"The man's already two Pro Bowls. He is 31-19 as a starter in this league," said Nix. "We think he can do it again."
Citing a source League, ESPN.com reported the contract is worth $ 2,000,000 $ 1,000,000 available in more game-time bonuses.