Vince Young Still Begging for a Job, But Should Any NFL Teams Listen?

Thomas GaliciaContributor IIDecember 9, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 17: Vince Young #10 of the Buffalo Bills makes a pass before the game against the Minnesota Vikings on August 17, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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What could possibly get former Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young talking and tweeting at Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald?

The Arizona Cardinals' 58-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawaks would be one thing, and right now that is what got Young to send this tweet out to the Pro Bowl wide receiver:

 

@larryfitzgerald you know I can help tell coach.

— Vince Young (@VinceYoung) December 9, 2012

 

Now would this be construed as "begging for a job?" I don't know; there is the chance that Vince Young could've been joking. It's an easy joke to make but so is the quarterback play of the Arizona Cardinals this season.

But if there is any team that should listen to Young, it is the Arizona Cardinals—although listening to him right now would be a simple exercise in too little, too late.

Young is now considered a first-round bust who flamed out with the Tennessee Titans after only five seasons. However, in those five seasons, Young started 47 games, going 30-17 with 8,098 yards passing, 42 touchdowns, 42 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 75.7.

Those aren't terrible numbers, but they're not exactly exciting either—and that's not counting his most recent season in 2011, where he went 1-2 starting in place of Michael Vick for the Philadelphia Eagles and threw for 866 yards, four touchdowns and nine interceptions.

But the record stands out. It's tough to win 30 out of 47 games in the NFL, and in that same time span many teams failed to do just that. With the current Cardinals' quarterback play, it will be tough for them to do just that.

If this were earlier in the season, I would definitely recommend the Cardinals listen to him. Young is a talented player who could reinvigorate an offense, provided the he's allowed to do so. But at this point, it's nothing more than too little, too late. Even in the offseason, there will be better options available for the Cardinals to look into.

Joking or not, Young does deserve another shot at NFL glory. He will only be 30 next season, and the year away from football likely did him some good. He won't fulfill the promise he had when the Titans chose him third in 2006, but he would definitely be a serviceable backup and possible starter for any team that inquires about his services.