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Why Won’t Anyone Give Vince Young A Chance To Play In The NFL Right Now?

Submitted by on October 26, 2013 – 2:19 pm3 Comments

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?

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  • Gerrol says:

    If you have made changes in your life you can look at yourself in the mirror and say I’m ready to lead a team. God will use you and your gift will make room for you to be a blessing to someone else.

  • Terrance says:

    The NFL is full of noodle-armed millionaire QBs who haven’t proven a thing, but none of them were blacklisted by Jeff Fisher and his NFL/ESPN pals & coaching buddies. Looking at you Bill Polian & Merle Hoge
    Young has a great winning percentage and has proven he can resurrect a team that is under-performing.
    But, the NFL isn’t always about winning football games. Sometimes it’s about winning high draft picks. More often than ever, Teams are flopping. As soon as they lose a few games, they start thinking about next season.
    Look at Minnesota’s coach. He looks for ways to lose.

  • Earl Hearne says:

    I knew back in 2006 that Vince Young would have a tough go of it, especially when the Houston Texans did not give him the shot he deserved. (remember David Carr) Also, there was an article in the Houston Chronicle in the summer of 2006 by Dan Reeves (former Dallas Cowboy and Denver Broncos Coach) who had been paid to analyze Vince Young. Mr. Reeves basically told the Houston Texans to give Vince a contract because he was a phenom and they only come around once every eighteen to twenty years.

    Vince has proven Mr. Reeves right with his body of work since his entry into the NFL. Yes, we know Mr. Young did not handle the emotional part of being in the NFL well at times but does he have to be forever the man looking through the fence, who wants to play, can play but the system says no way will you play again, not in our league. We will just keep you out until you are too old to think about playing again (totally unfair and un-American).

    We all make mistakes in life but does Vince Young (an exceptional athlete, a husband, and a father) have to pay for his missteps all of the balance of his life? The treatment he is receiving is unfair and if his name was anything other than Vince Young, he would have been playing again the next year after leaving the Titans.

    Earl Hearne, UT Longhorn for Life – Alum ’79′

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