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It's time for the curious case of Vince Young, and what a curious case it is.
This guy was a national champion QB at Texas and almost won a Heisman trophy. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2006 with the third overall pick and has been there ever since, but his run in Tennessee is over in the 2011 season.
After losing his temper once again and getting into it with former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher, he's no longer welcome in Tennessee. It wasn't the first time his mental state raised red flags and caused him to miss action either.
He was rumored to have had a mental breakdown in a previous season and threatened to end his own life. He missed significant time do to that scandal.
That's not the only thing that's enigmatic about this young player though. As a starter, Young has a win/loss record of 30-17, which is over .600 ball and very good. However if you look at the rest of his stats, they tell a very different story.
He's thrown for 8,098 yards, 42 TDs, 42 interceptions, and a completion percentage of 57.9 in his five year career with a QB rating of 75.7. There's nothing there to write home about. Also, he's never played more than 15 games in a season—he did that twice—and only started 15 once. His next highest total starts in a season was 13 followed by 10, eight, and one.
Young is far from consistent, and his one playoff start ended in a loss. Yet there is still a certain belief that Young will once again be starting somewhere this season, and there are more than a few teams in dire need of an experienced signal caller. Young is that, if nothing else.
The truth is, no one really knows what they'll be getting when they sign Vince Young. He could be the dedicated-to-winning fun-loving kid who just wants to win games, or he could be the more-trouble-than-he's-worth head case that all but forced his way out of Tennessee. Only time will tell which one he'll be, but if he goes back to unhappy land, his career will probably go with him.