Vince Young is adamant that his road from the NFL to the CFL is a one-way street — at least for the time being.
“I’m not thinking about the NFL right now,” the 33-year-old quarterback said after the Saskatchewan Roughriders announced they had signed him to a one-year contract (with a club option for a second year). “I’m thinking about trying to win games and to win a Grey Cup.”
For years, American-born players have looked at the CFL as a means of getting to the NFL. On Thursday, Young and his agent, Leigh Steinberg, said the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback isn’t focused on anything other than succeeding in the CFL.
“Whatever would happen in the future, if there is another future, you’re never going to get there unless you’re completely focused on this,” Steinberg said at Mosaic Stadium.
“It was years ago, but I had (as a client former Edmonton Eskimos quarterback) Warren Moon. Warren Moon wasn’t thinking about anything other than winning Grey Cups.
“You won’t get everything out of this experience unless you’re totally focused — and you’ll also get killed on the field (if you’re not focused). The point is, let’s have him be successful as the quarterback of the Roughriders and that’s it.”