Vince Young is a former NFL quarterback who has made headlines for both his successes on the football field and his financial struggles off the field. In this article, we will take a look at his career and net worth.
Early Life and College Career
Vince Young was born Vincent Paul Young Jr. on May 18, 1982, in Houston, Texas. He attended Madison High School, where he was a standout athlete in football, basketball, baseball, and track. He went on to play football for the University of Texas, where he achieved numerous accolades, including the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, Maxwell Award for College Player of the Year, and the title of Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player (twice). Vince’s #10 jersey was retired by the University of Texas in August 2008.
Professional Career and Earnings
In January 2006, Young was drafted by the Tennessee Titans as the third overall pick. He played for the Titans from 2006 to 2010 and also played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011, the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, and Green Bay Packers during the offseason from 2012 to 2014, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in 2017. During his NFL career, he earned a total of $34 million in salary, with $30 million coming from his rookie contract alone.
Net Worth and Financial Problems
Despite his earnings, in 2012, it was revealed that Young had blown through the majority of his football fortune and was nearly flat broke. In January 2014, he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing assets of $500,000 to $1 million and liabilities ranging from $1 million to $10 million. His net worth is currently estimated to be $400 thousand.
After retiring from the NFL, Young worked in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas. In 2021, he was hired as a special assistant in the athletic department. He has also been inducted into the Texas Sport Hall of Fame, Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, and College Football Hall of Fame, and he established the Vincent Young Foundation, a charitable organization that aims to improve the quality of life of underprivileged children with a special focus on promoting academic and athletic excellence.
Personal Life and Legal Troubles
Young married his high school sweetheart, Candice Johnson, in 2012, and they have a son named Jordan. He has had legal troubles, including two arrests for driving while intoxicated in 2016 and 2019. He also faced financial difficulties, including defaulting on a $1.9 million payday loan and filing for bankruptcy in 2014.
Despite his on-field successes and lucrative contracts, Vince Young’s financial struggles have been well-documented. However, he has continued to make an impact off the field through his charitable work and new role at the University of Texas.