"I'm retired," Young told the radio station KXAN in Austin, Texas. "Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed ... I've already started moving forward. ... It's definitely official, I think, in my book."
Young, who didn't play in the NFL this past season after being cut by the Packers in the preseason, participated in the Browns' three-day minicamp before signing with the team May 1. The team signed veteran quarterback Tyler Thigpen on the same day and released Young four days after drafting Johnny Manziel.
The No. 3 overall pick in 2006 by the
In parts of six seasons with the Titans and Eagles, Young threw for 8,964 yards and 46 touchdowns.
Young will now go to work for his alma mater, the University of Texas. He told the Houston Chronicle in April he would accept a job as an ambassador for the university whenever he decided to retire.
Free agent quarterback
Young is working out in San Diego and says he's drawn interest from some teams, though he wouldn't name them. "You never know when you're going to get a call," Young told the Houston Chronicle. "There is some interest."
If he doesn't get back in the NFL, Young said he wouldn't consider the CFL. He'd take a job with the University of Texas, serving as an ambassador and doing speaking engagements, according to the paper.
He said he's settled his bankruptcy case and will train in San Diego for the next two months in hopes of latching on with a team.
“I am pleased with the quick resolution of my bankruptcy case," said Young, 30. "With all these battles behind me, I am able to devote my sole focus on family, football and pursuing all opportunities in front of me.”
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