Vince Young apparently has come to grips that his NFL career is over.
The former Tennessee Titans starting quarterback told an Austin, Texas, radio station on Saturday that, though he has not filed papers with the league, he considers himself retired as an NFL player unless a ironclad offer comes from out of the blue.
"It's definitely official I think in my book," Young told KXAN. "Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed ... other than that I've started moving forward in some things.
"I love the NFL, will love the game always, but I'm kind of moving forward and moving on right now."
Young was named to two Pro Bowls while compiling a 30-17 record as the Titans' starting quarterback. He believes a spat with then-Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher damaged his reputation.
"I had my ups and downs," Young said. "I made the mistake of getting in to it with my coach and that kind of hurt me a whole lot. When you go to different teams, they already have a bad perception of you. When that's out there, there's nothing you can do."
Young spent the 2011 season with the Philadelphia Eagles as a backup to Michael Vick and since then has struggled to find work.
He has been in camp with the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and, most recently, the Cleveland Browns. But none of those worked out.
Young said in April that he is planning to work for the University of Texas, where he played college football, if an NFL job is not there for him.