With the 2010 NFL season bearing down upon us, it's time that I get flowing on topics on the gridiron.
First involves one of my favorite players, Vince Young of the Tennessee Titans. I heard a talking head on ESPN say that Young has reclaimed his career after basically falling over the edge two years ago. Say what? That little episode was a blip on a young player's career. Being benched has happened to many great QBs; look at Terry Bradshaw.
He is not a traditional dropback passer, though he is 6'5" and 230 lbs. and has a rather strong arm.
He is known as a scrambler, though he is not blazing fast or especially powerful, but he does not ever seem to take a big hit on the runs.
Critics seem to delight in noting what he cannot do (though I would say what he does not do), yet they are not equally vociferous of what he does do.
He has, in his four years, won Rookie of the Year, been a two-time Pro Bowler, led the Titans to the playoffs in his second year (the only QB of the 2006 class to do so as a starter), been benched, and went 8-2 after being a backup for the first six games in 2009 (whereas starting him sooner may have allowed the Titans to get into the playoffs).
So the question I pose to B/R readers is this: Is Vince Young a Top 10 Quarterback in the NFL? Let's examine this, shall we?