After yesterday's loss to the Washington Redskins Vince Young has apparently been demoted, injury or no injury, by head coach Jeff Fisher. Young reportedly threw half his uniform into the stands, talked underneath his breath during the coaches post-game speech and told Fisher that he's quit on him.
If all, or even if some of this is true than Titans owner Bud Adams will have to either decide between his well-respected head coach and his immature quarterback.The Titans have proven they can win without Young, I don't like their chances with Young and no Fisher, so I think Adams' choice is clear.
If the rift between coach and quarterback isn't repaired than Young (who is owed $14 million) next season will be shown the door.
If so is it too far fetched that instead of drafting a quarterback in the 2011 or 2012 draft that the Redskins sign Young and have him understudy under McNabb?
Before you throw my words in my face (after all I called Young immature) remember that I said understudy, not start.Michael Vick is crediting Donovan McNabb for his resurgence after going to federal prison.
Is it too far-fetched to think McNabb could take Young under his wing and develop mentally the already physically gifted Young?
This scenario is a long way away from becoming a reality, but outside of the Oakland Raiders I don't think any team is desperate enough at quarterback to want to sign Young as their starter.
What would be best for Young is to go somewhere with a respected veteran quarterback who maybe has 3-5 years left in his career.
Honestly I only see three teams that fit that bill. The Redskins, Colts and Patriots. The Redskins seem more likely for Young if he were to sign with a team as a back-up since McNabb is older than both Brady and Manning, and McNabb is more injury prone than both.
The maturation of Vince Young is a long way from being over and he needs to sit behind someone he respects and play for a coach who won't put up with his crap.
Both Shanahan and McNabb could mold Young into very good if not great quarterback.
However it's up to Young to mature and to sign with a team knowing that he'll be the back-up.
Like I said only Oakland might be desperate enough to gamble on Young as their starter—so we'll have to wait and see the drama unfold in Tennessee.