Vince Young wants to start...or else
The Tennessee Titans QB that won the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2006 has given the Titans an ultimatum – start me or trade me.
“I definitely want to get back out there playing ball and picking up where I left off, winning games and having a good time with my teammates and with the fans,” Young told WMAR-TV, an ABC affiliate.
“At the same time, if them guys don’t want me to be in there, it’s time for me to make a career change for myself. Because the fact is I’m ready to play ball. If they’re not ready for me to play ball, then somebody is.”
Are you kidding me?
He demands a trade as though it’s his choice.
Young, drafted third overall by the Titans in 2006, has thrown 10 more interceptions (32) than touchdowns (22) in his career.
After his rookie season, he admitted that he had considered walking away from the game. After being booed by the hometown fans, he went missing, coach Jeff Fisher called the police and the word “suicidal” was used to describe Young’s state of mind.
With the amount of money remaining on his contract, his lack of emotional stability, intelligence (remember his Wonderlic score?) and lack of on-field production, his trade value is minimal. Throw in his or-else attitude and the other 31 teams (or, at least, the ones that need help at QB) would likely stay away even if the Titans tried to oblige him and trade him.
Young has two real choices - to know (and accept) his role as a back-up or to walk away like he contemplated before his sophomore season.