What Will Happen To Vince Young Now That Jeff Fisher’s Out?
Toward the end of the NFL regular season, the years-old tension between Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young and head coach Jeff Fisher mounted as he cursed out the coach and stormed away. Before he left, Young reportedly had one more thing to say to his coach.
“I’m not walking out on the team. I’m walking out on you.”
At that point, Fisher decided he’d had enough of the star quarterback and former Texas Longhorn. The Titans ownership agreed, stating Young was not in the team’s plans for 2011. This seemed to be a pretty good move as QB and coach were obviously not getting along. Young felt he needed more support, Fisher felt he needed more respect. There’s no working together for the two of them.
However, Coach Fisher recently dropped a bombshell on all of national football by announcing that he’s out of the game, stating he needs a break and wants to allow the Titans to do what is best for the organization.
If the Titans were ready to ship Vince Young out because he wasn’t in their plans, and now the coach they expected to lead them is no longer in their plans, what plans do they have left?
It’s not likely the Titans can deal him now, with so many question marks in the equation. On top of everything, the NFL market doesn’t open until after February 7 and Young is due another $8.5 mil. The looming lockout might keep him from getting signed as well.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t seem Tennessee should want to be without a star player (with leadership potential) and a head coach. Seems like they might need to actually figure out what their vision is before it’s too late.