Vince Young Is An Unwanted Commodity In The NFL

By Jevon C. Smith
February 10, 2013 8:33 am
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Former NFL quarterback and University of Texas standout Vince Young is out of work and broke. Young is dying for an opportunity to come back to the NFL and play the game he once loved, but what team wants to take a chance on a player that loves to boasts and at a time was considered a player that suffers from depression.

Young played five seasons under Jeff Fisher and the Tennessee Titans to which he was coming into his own as a running quarterback that could also throw the ball down the field when he wanted. Young was supposed to be the next Michael Vick of the league because he was a versatile player that could run the ball. Things just got out of hand in Tennessee when Young couldn’t handle the pressure of being an NFL player it seemed.

Off the field Young was a spender and loved to squander his money. I know this is his personal preference and decisions that he makes and who are we the media and writers out there to judge him on this. But history does repeat itself as to where the way you’re off the field can hurt you on the field. 

In Young’s NFL career numbers, it’s nothing to make you faint or anything like that but I just feel that he should get some calls for teams that are looking for a backup quarterback position because if you ask me, he’s serviceable. No question about it! Young’s numbers show that he was an average quarterback but you started to see that he had a promising career if he stayed on the right path.

Also Young was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team not once but twice in 2006 and 2009. So him not being on a NFL roster at 29 years old is just a bit crazy to me. When he played with the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2011 he was quite serviceable behind Michael Vick and you can see some of his past come into play where he looked good at times on the field. I would call Young a game manager.

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20 months ago
If he's serious,he should go play in Europe or Canada and stay off the $600 shots. His narcissism precludes him from humility. Put a. couple Grey Cups on his mantle and he'd get another shot,otherwise he's done.
20 months ago

I feel you Doug. You're right about that. But the question that we all don't know if he's really serious about coming back. If so he would do exactly what you said and go to Europe or Canada. The problem is that most of these kind of players have egos out of this world and think they're better then this.
20 months ago
They should require some kind of control to assure these guys have some level of fiscal responsibility, take a class at least. Some, like VY, are their own worst enemy. Too bad,I was a huge VY fan. You can educate ignorance,can't do a danged thing about stupidity. His wunderlic put him at barely literate,and he had a circle of leeches around him,Tyson-esque...too bad
20 months ago

I feel the same way but the question is when are they going to do that. Roger Goodell has a lot of power as the commissioner and he can get this done asap. Let's just wait and see if he's going to get it done. It's funny because a lot of us were huge VY fans but that has all came to an end. I wish that young man well.
20 months ago
If Vince can't get on with an NFL team; he should go to Canada or the Arena League. It's a shame to see his talents go to waste.
20 months ago

Houser, it's definitely sad to see a player like him that has to look at Canada or Arena football as a way to get back. I think he's a good quarterback. Especially better then most backups in the league for sure.

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