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Vince Young has a new slogan that's even worse than 'dream team'

Vince Young should just get out of the slogan business.

After being widely mocked for calling the 2011 Eagles the "dream team" due to the signings of Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Jason Babin and … of course, himself, Young has crafted another catch-phrase that seemed destined to be ridiculed.

"Make Vince Great Again."

Forget that fact that Young was never really a great NFL quarterback, or that he chose a slogan tied to possibly the most polarizing figure in the country. Young is apparently so enamored by his latest catch-phrase that he's gone the extra step of applying for a federal trademark on the rights to the marketing phrase.

Just three months shy of his 34th birthday, the former Eagles backup has hired agent Leigh Steinberg in a bid to return to football, a tall order since he hasn't seen a football field since 2011. He was cut by the Buffalo Bills in 2012, the Green Bay Packers in 2013 and the Cleveland Browns in 2014, all without ever taking a snap.

Steinberg has said that he has "opened discussions" with the Saskatchewan Roughriders about the possibility of Young playing football in the "Land of Living Skies." So far, the Roughriders aren't commenting, but they did just sign former Illinois State quarterback Kevin Glenn, who will enter his 17th season in the CFL.

A new independent league, known as the Spring League, is interested in signing Young. The league has also extended invitations to embattled quarterback Johnny Manziel and former Ravens running back Ray Rice.

According to the Associated Press, the Spring League debuts in April with four teams composed of free agents. The league, which isn't affiliated with the NFL, will play a total of six games in a three-week span.

After winning the National Championship with the Texas Longhorns, Young was drafted with the No. 3 pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans, where he spent five seasons and attended two Pro Bowls. Since retiring in 2014, Young has become a regular contributor on the Longhorn Network, and worked in the University of Texas' Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.