While growing up as a kid, Young idolized McNair.
He watched as many games as he could as a kid, and like every other kid who watches football, he probably had a poster(s) of McNair in his bedroom, collected all of his football cards, and played Madden football games with McNair's character.
Young attended McNair's football camps and was also known to call him "Pops."
Young looked to McNair as a football mentor and went to him many times for advice and viewed him almost like a father figure.
The news of McNair's death has many unknown variables, but what is known is how close he was to Young.
With all of the drama Young has faced on and off the field since becoming a pro, now is the time for him to pay homage to his mentor and fully develop into the talented quarterback McNair was helping him become.
Condolences to the McNair family and Vince Young.