Vince Young is trying to make an NFL comeback since he flamed out. In his NFL career he played with the Tennessee Titans and briefly the Philadelphia Eagles. He sat out the entire 2012 NFL season, and amid financial issues including large loans he can’t repay, many see this attempt to get back into the league as disingenuous and simply an attempt to regain some financial stability.
Vince Young thinks otherwise. Not only does he think he can still play in the league, he thinks he can do it better than most that are currently playing. He certainly could’ve started in Arizona at some point this season. I’m almost shocked he didn’t get a call from the Cardinals.
“I really feel like I can do a much better job than a lot of, most quarterbacks in the league,” Young said Wednesday on “NFL AM,” via NFL.com.
He’s not that young anymore and is going to turn 30 in May. In his career he completed 57.9% of his passes, 755 completions for 8,964 yards and 46 touchdowns. But he feels like he was ran out of the league for reasons other than his on field performance.
“I don’t really feel like it was my game. I just really feel like (it was) some of the off-the-field issues,” Young said about being cut. “I really feel like teams don’t want their quarterback to be in a position where they’re distracted.”
“I was young at the time and I put my trust in a lot of people. I was getting taken advantage of. Basically I’m the victim of the situation. Just got to clean up that mess, just to let teams know I’m a little bit more mature than I used to be. I’ve grown a whole lot.”
And in an effort to show his maturity he sent Rams head coach Jeff Fisher a letter of apology.
“I definitely wanted to apologize for the things that I did,” Young said. “Letting him know about the frustrations, all the different things that were going on in my life at the time and wanted him to know I really did appreciate him trying to make me become one of those type of leaders on the team and a successful quarterback. … At the time being immature and not paying attention and not listening and taking my frustrations out on a lot of people wasn’t the right thing to do.”
In an effort to give scouts a chance to see him in action, Young is working out at the University of Texas’ Pro Day on March 26.