Day one of Riders training camp was all about Vince Young. The cameras were on him and the microphones surrounded him.
He was the draw.
His play, however, shows that there is a long way to go before Young challenges Kevin Glenn for the number one job but there is also a gap between him and Bryan Bennett and Brandon Bridge for the second and third positions on the depth chart.
He was the fourth best quarterback on the first day of camp, beating out Maty Mauk, who was signed just a few days ago and didn’t have the benefit of a mini-camp.
The good news is he is also fourth in terms of CFL experience, so there is definitely opportunity there to improve as the days go by.
But in the CFL, he has only two weeks to improve and impress enough to try to make sure his training camp in Saskatchewan isn’t the final chapter of his football career.
There is no doubt the physical abilities and big arm is still there. He throws the ball with ease.
Making the final roster won’t be as easy.