His career thus far in the NFL has been sloppy, to say the least, which begs the question: Is Vince Young’s future in the NFL over?
When Young entered the league, he was coming off one of the most impressive college seasons ever. The larger than life Longhorn went undefeated in the regular season and made a career highlight reel in the BCS National Championship game against USC in 2005.
Chosen third overall in the 2006 NFL Draft, Young quickly made an impact on the Titans and earned himself NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, and even graced the cover of the video game Madden NFL 08.
Since then, Young has been on a roller coaster ride of success and is now waiting in line to get back on. The problem is that many NFL teams don’t want to give this former Pro Bowler a shot.
Vince Young is arguably one of the greatest athletes to ever play the game of football, but that does not make him a great football player. Up until this point in time, Young has relied on his god-given talents to escalate him to the biggest stage and has subsequently made several enemies in the process.
He has been benched several times for feuds with his coaches, most notably Jeff Fisher, and has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. His lack of field-vision and run-first instinct has sidelined him with injuries nearly every season and his off-the-field behavior has shown an immature and stubborn player.
When everything is said and done, Vince Young’s future in the league looks bleak. If he wants to play any more games in the NFL, then he needs to work for it. So far, he has yet to do just that.
There is no question that Vince Young is a great athlete, but there are qualities that teams look for in their leader, and so far VY has not shown the league anything worth betting on.
His nickname might be “ Invincible”, but right now he is more like “Invisible,” because the majority of teams do not see a place for him on their roster.