Why Won’t Anyone Give Vince Young A Chance To Play In The NFL Right Now?
Several years ago, Vince Young was one of the most promising young quarterbacks in the NFL. Although he wasn’t the most accurate passer, he could heave the ball down the field with the best of ‘em and scramble better than most NFL quarterbacks, and he proved to be a pretty clutch performer when his team, the Tennessee Titans, needed him most. But then, Young had a very public falling out with his head coach Jeff Fisher, the Titans turned him loose, and Young has been searching for the right situation ever since. And unfortunately, he hasn’t found it yet, which is why he’s currently a free agent waiting for another opportunity in the league.
Is he ever going to get it, though? At this point, teams like the St. Louis Rams are turning to guys like Brett Favre who have been out of the league for years now in order to fill vacant quarterback positions. They’re also calling on the same four or five guys—Brady Quinn, etc.—anytime they have a QB spot to fill. But Young recently revealed that he hasn’t received a single call since the Green Bay Packers released him in August after training camp.
“I don’t have the slightest idea [why no NFL teams are calling],” he said during an interview on SiriusXM earlier this week. “It’s like a huge question mark over my head every day. I wake up in the morning to take care of my responsibilities and know I should be playing. To not have one of those calls, it’s tough.”
We’re sure that it is. But we aren’t sure why someone out there hasn’t given Young a call. He’s better than a lot of those guys who are getting opportunities now. And while we understand why the Rams might be hesitant to reach out to him—Fisher is now the head coach there—Young is a better player today than Favre is. He also sounds like he’s a lot more ready to make a return to the NFL. So we want to see him get another chance to play in the league. He has some unfinished business to attend to.
So who wants to give him a tryout?