5 Possible Destinations for Vince Young in 2013
Five Possible Destinations for Vince Young in 2013
Everyone deserves a second chance. This belief is especially true when dealing with sports. Quarterback Michael Vick serves as one key example of someone rehabilitating their image. After serving two years in prison he has been a class act. The Philadelphia Eagles quickly benefited as Vick gave them an NFL Playoff appearance.
Vince Young once sparked his then-Tennessee Titans during a tremendous rookie season. After winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, he seemed destined for superstardom. Unfortunately, problems with former head coach Jeff Fisher demonstrated personality issues. Other coaches seemed to catch on as Young waited anxiously for a job after his 2011 release. The only available opportunity was backing up Vick in Philadelphia. Another gaffe came during this time as he infamously coined them a “Dream Team.” He would later play valiantly against their superior foe New England Patriots
Standing 31-19 lifetime as an NFL starter, there should be a market got Young. Even at age 30, he still has dynamic speed. Yes, his accuracy as always presented pause, but Young can be effective enough as a passer. Following a recent cut from the Green Bay Backers, Young is once again looking for work. At this point, with regular season action approaching, there could be difficulty for him to get noticed. Teams have their rosters pretty much cemented and starters in place. Backups can always find work, however. Injuries can crop up while other franchises do not have ideal options. With that in mind, here are five destinations where Young may possibly land.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars
Here is one scenario where Young could actually start quickly. Blaine Gabbert has proven to be a disappointment, and backup Chad Henne also fails to inspire confidence. The Jacksonville Jaguars are not expected to be good, so they could use a spark. Young is still better than these two options while having the name to sell extra tickets.
4. New England Patriots
Another mobile signal caller was recently released by New England in Tim Tebow. As great as Tom Brady is, having only Ryan Mallett available as a backup presents some danger. While Tebow didn’t work out, Young’s career rating of 57.9 provides a 10-point upgrade.
3. New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees has shown great endurance since joining the New Orleans Saints in 2006. I think this could be a good fit for both sides. Saints head coach Sean Payton could work to sharpen Young’s skills, and he would serve as better insurance than Luke McCown.
2. Seattle Seahawks
There were discussions of this happening several months ago, but the Seattle Seahawks eventually reacquired Tavaris Jackson instead. He is their only current backup to Russell Wilson. Should this second-year sensation go down, Young would provide superior play.
1. Chicago Bears
Josh McCown has enjoyed more success than his younger brother Luke. History shows, however, that he does not bring long-term results. A serious Jay Cutler injury means bad things for the Chicago Bears. In such an event, Young could step in and would give more versatility. Cutler’s contract expires after 2013, so Young might even put himself in stopgap position next year. This may seem far-fetched, but new coach Marc Trestman knows how to use mobile quarterbacks. If signed today, Young is their second-best signal caller.
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