After finishing 3-5 for 45 yards, many are touting the Vince Young signing now as a genius move and are claiming that Andy Reid and Marty Morhinweg were able to rejuvenate the talented quarterback.
The signing of Vince Young was a bold one, but also one that comes with great risk. As he and Vick have similar playing styles, the Eagles will not need to change their offensive philosophy if Vick were to go down due to injury. And as the Eagles are in a win-now mode, having a good backup quarterback is essential and Young would give the team the best chance to win if Vick were to miss substantial time due to injury.
Not only did Young have solid statistics Thursday night, but he also displayed the talents that once made him a two-time pro bowler. He showed that he still has a strong arm and plenty of elusiveness left to extend plays.
Although as well as Young played, it was still only five passes, as very little can be deduced about a quarterback from such a limited amount of play. Especially when Young has shown in Tennessee many times that he lacks consistency.
And we cannot forget Young’s character concerns. Already, he has put the bull’s eye on the Eagles by proclaiming them a “dream team.” Therefore, an incredible amount of pressure has now been placed upon the Eagles due to Young’s inability to keep his mouth shut.
When it comes to talent, Young is up there with any quarterback in this league. But he has a long way to go to prove to everyone that he is ready to play at a high level.