Contestant No. 2, Tyler Thigpen, has been a wild card, failing to hit targets in practice despite his familiarity with the scheme.
We are days into camp and I fully expected it to start slow. This is definitely the most significant battle in camp, for one reason only, whoever loses this competition could be looking for work. Especially with Brad Smith penciled in as the team’s No. 3 passer and Wildcard specialist. In the first week of pre-season, it was Vince Young who was having the better day. With 50 passing yards and completing 5 of his 12 passes. He beat out Thigpen who only had 38 yards on 3 completed pass, not to mention Young’s 37 rushing yards compared to Thigpen’s zero.
But this doesn’t mean that Young is winning the competition for the job, “They both have not done anything to distance themselves from the other,” said Bills head coach Chan Gailey. “Both — some things are good one day and some things are bad one day. We just have to keep letting them play. They’ve got to get a feel of the speed of the game with pads, feeling the pass rush around them, doing the little things they do best.” With the competition this close, the job probably won’t be decided till late pre-season.
In my opinion Vince Young should be given the position of the #2 QB. He was drafted 3rd overall in the 2006 NFL draft by the Titans. He started for them, and was a probowl QB in 2009. Young has over 5,000 more passing yards then Thigpen and over double the amount of TDs. Once Young gets familiar with the scheme he will dominate as the #2 QB.