Former NFL quarterback Vinny Testaverde did not have his finest moments with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But that didn’t stop the team from signing his quarterback of a son to their training camp roster.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Buccaneers have signed quarterback Vincent Testaverde – Vinny’s son – to a deal. Much like his father, Vincent has been a bit of a journeyman, though at the college level.
Vincent Testaverde started his college career at Texas Tech in 2014, throwing just 26 passes in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense. He would transfer after the season and spent 2015 through 2017 at his father’s alma mater, Miami (FL).
After getting no reps for the Hurricanes, he transferred to Albany for his final year.
Vincent Testaverde, the son of former Tampa Bay QB Vinny Testaverde, signed today with the Buccaneers, per sources. The younger Testaverde threw for 1,714 yards and 11 TDs in his lone year at Albany. He attended Texas Tech initially before transferring to Miami, then Albany.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2019
The elder Testaverde won the Heisman Trophy with the Miami Hurricanes in 1986 before going No. 1 overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1987. But success was hard to come by for Testaverde.
He struggled with the Buccaneers before going to the Cleveland Browns, where he became a Pro Bowl quarterback upon their transition to the Baltimore Ravens in 1996.
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) July 28, 2019
He found arguably his greatest success with the New York Jets, signing with the team in 1998 and leading them to the AFC Championship Game that same year.
After Vinny Testaverde left the Jets in 2003, he bounced around the league in stints with the Cowboys, Patriots, and Panthers.
In 2007, at the age of 44, he became the oldest player in NFL history to win a game.
Here’s hoping Vincent can have just as long of a career as his father.