2011 Washington Redskins: Why Vince Young Might Land in D.C.

Harley QuinnContributor IIIMay 6, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 10:  Quarteback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  The Titans won 34-27.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Vince Young hasn't seen a lot of attention in the media since his debacle with Jeff Fisher at the end of last season.  

Maybe that's a good thing.  However, this morning some smoke emerged connecting the former starting Titans QB and the Washington Redskins.  There are a few things that have occurred in the past few weeks that have aligned the stars for Young to go to Washington.  

I can't say that I would be a fan of the move, but depending on how it all panned out, I wouldn't be opposed to it either.  And before you scream at me, hear me out.  

The Washington Redskins have a former Tennessee Titan on their roster that is completely useless and never will conform to playing nose tackle in the 3-4 system or any nickel system the Redskins would run.  The man is a waste of space and a huge waste of money, not to mention a cancer on team morale.  

One could argue that Vince Young is also a cancer in the locker room, but to be honest, anything to get Albert Haynesworth off my team would be a miracle.  I would be willing to take a role of pennies if the Titans were interested in taking him.  

Also, the Redskins have a quarterback whose chances of returning in 2011 are slim to none.  The Titans were supposed to take a defensive tackle, Nick Fairley, with the eighth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.  Instead, they shocked everyone and took Jake Locker, a QB from the University of Washington.  

The Titans still have a significant need at the defensive tackle position.  The team runs a 4-3 defense, the same defense that Albert Haynesworth would love to find himself in.  The Titans would get a potential Pro Bowl caliber player for a cheap price that they could plug into their defensive line.  

Also, the doors are closing on the "possible suitors" for Donovan McNabb.  

Arizona was recently rumored to be interested in acquiring the services of Kyle Orton.  

The Minnesota Vikings drafted a quarterback with their 12th overall pick.  

Buffalo is moving on with Ryan Fitzpatrick.  

Carolina has Cam Newton.  

Seattle is on the forefront in the Kevin Kolb race.  

Where would McNabb fit?  The answer could be the Tennessee Titans.  The Titans aren't ready for Jake Locker to join the first-team starters just yet, and could probably use a stop-gap player to fill in and help groom Locker into the starter.  

One thing that every Redskins fan learned from the draft is that Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen like to stockpile draft picks.  

A possible trade with the Titans could involve the Redskins sending both Donovan McNabb and Albert Haynesworth in exchange for Vince Young and possibly a 2nd-round pick.  This would help Washington answer it's quarterback problem, if anything to make a run at Andrew Luck, while at the same time getting younger and ridding themselves of their two problems in Haynesworth and McNabb.  

They would also acquire another high draft pick (which could turn into even more draft picks).  

Vince Young fits the mold of the big-arm, mobile quarterback that Shanahan likes to run his offense, and was showing signs of development at quarterback before the drama unfolded.  The Redskins would pick up a younger player to fit into their youth movement, and no one thinks that Vince Young is a JaMarcus Russell.  

He may have character problems, but he might have learned something watching the team that drafted him move on without him.  It could turn into a win-win for both the Redskins and the Titans.  

Feel free to share your thoughts.