Young has had an up and down career since leading the University of Texas to a national title in his final college game. The third overall pick to the Tennessee Titans has had a career’s worth of highs and lows, going from the Rookie of the Year and Madden cover boy to NFL backup.
The 28 year old Young has 46 passing touchdowns to go along with 51 interceptions to his name, also adding 12 rushing TD’s as a threat from the backfield.
Bringing in Young could a great move, as he would be a quality backup to someone like Ryan Fitzpatrick for the Bills. Not only has he had success and won games in the NFL, he is still relatively young and could be in Western NY for years to come if things work out.
The move does raise some questions from Buffalo’s side when you hear the quarterback’s attitude based on where he wants to play and sign. The unrestricted free-agent told KLIT radio in Houston when asked if he looks at himself as a starting quarterback:
“Yeah definitely. Always want to go in and compete for the starting job and the things that I put myself through to get better and better and to better myself as a quarterback, just waiting on that opportunity to get the chance to do that.”
With that statement being said and out there, and the fact that Young has agreed to come to Buffalo for a workout, one might think that he has a chance at competing and winning a starting job that was thought to be a lock for Ryan Fitzpatrick.
I (like many Bills fans) am not totally sold on Fitzpatrick as the long-term answer, and personally think it could be a good thing to bring in some solid competition for him. This will make him truly earn the job, and truly take over that team leadership role. Also, if Young does join the roster even as a backup he can be a great addition if Fitz gets hurt and can’t play.
What do you think of the move? Is it smart to bring in Young and let him compete for the starting job, should the team bring him in and just tell him he’s a backup, or not even bring him in at all?
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