Vince Young's Decision: Three Possible Destinations for the Troubled QB

Rob BoscoContributor IJanuary 6, 2011

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 21:  Quarterback Vince Young #11 of the Tennessee Titans talks with a member of the training staff after leaving a game against the Washington Redskins at LP Field on November 21, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Redskins won 19-16 in overtime.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Don’t worry, folks. You’re not going to have to tune into ESPN to see Vince Young sitting on a stool ready to make the “Big Announcement.”


He won’t have the privilege of appointing an interviewer (one less time we all have to see Jim Gray) and he won’t be “Taking (his) talents to South Beach.”

Well actually, maybe he will.

I don’t want to get ahead of myself though.

Going into to the offseason, there have been many headlines to keep us “Online Athletes” happy, some being huge, some, not so much.

However, one topic that has been quite interesting is that out of Tennessee.

The ball was put in the Titans’ court.

They had to choose between veteran head coach, Jeff Fisher and the shoulder pad-throwing college football legend, Vince Young.

Numerous spats had forced the two to grow apart and the results had shown it on the field.

Jeff Fisher, for the most part, has been a very successful head coach under owner Bud Adams.

He’s done so, despite the streaky play of Young.

The decision had been made. Young would no longer be on the team.


So, what is next for “Vince-anity” (wait, wrong Vince).

So what is next for Vince Young?

His style of play has proven that he cannot be that “Pocket Passer” that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are.

He has however, shown that he can be effective outside of the pocket.

This means that in order for him to be at his best, he has to have a line that can give him some time to maneuver.

Option numero uno (That means “number one” in Spanish, for all of you high school French majors): the Arizona Cardinals.

I know what some of you are thinking, “The Cardinals just got rid of one 2006 draft bust. Why would they get another?”

Well to be honest, the Cardinals could stray away here.

However, the truth of the matter is that Coach Ken Whisenhunt loves some creativity in his offense.

With Young's athletic ability, it will allow Whistenhunt to run a very detailed offense.

Does Young have the brain capacity to run this type of offense?

That is another question.


Option number two: the Seattle Seahawks.

This one is easy to justify.

Their quarterback situation was horrendous this year, and you know that Pete Carroll would absolutely love to be the one who “rejuvenated Vince Young.”

Give the guy some credit; he deserves to do something right in the NFL.

Don’t get me wrong, the Seahawks made the playoffs, but there were two CFL teams that could beat them like they were playing with Bo Jackson in “Super Tecmo Bowl.”



The third and final option that I will be discussing today is… the Miami Dolphins! YES!

Maybe he will “Take his talents to South Beach”!

Think about it.

The Dolphins can run the ball.

This would allow the “Fins” to use Young in a productive manner.

They’ll be able to continue to play the smash-mouth style of football they love to play.

When rolling outside of the pocket, he may cause enough of a distraction to let Brandon Marshall free up in the passing game.

Hey, we’ve seen stranger things happen in this league so anything is possible.

Not to mention, if all else fails with the Dolphins, Young is 20 times better than anyone the Heat have on their bench.

Yeah, I said it.