Are Vince Young and Matt Leinart on the Vikings' Radar?

Tanner ThomsSenior Analyst IMarch 20, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans walk off the field during the game against the Indianapolis Colts on December 28, 2008 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

I was searching around for college basketball scores on ESPN.com when I saw that a college close to me lost to Kansas. If you didn't know who that team was, it was North Dakota State.

I then clicked on the "NFL" section to find signings from today. Nothing major showed up at all. I was about to exit out, and then I saw the word "Vikings" the article was by Bill Barnwell who believes that Minnesota should take a serious look at Matt leinart or Vince Young.

To no surprise, I was intrigued by what I heard. The move actually would make a lot of sense. Both players are very similar in style.

They are both 6'5" tall. They both have strong arms. The two played against each other in the 2005 National Championship game.

Also, they both are backups to veteran quarterbacks. Both could be traded for the right price.

Vince Young

It seems that the Titans have moved on from the drama queen that is Vince Young. Kerry Collins appears to be the quarterback for the next couple of years.

His career passing numbers are terrible. 22 touchdowns with 32 interceptions is horrid.

On the ground is where he succeeds. He has 974 career rushing yards along with 10 touchdowns. He won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, along with a Pro Bowl selection.

There is no denying that he has talent, he just needs to focus on football and only football. He's only 25 years old and can be a true leader for a good team.

Matt Leinart

Matt Leinart has had one of the more confusing careers.

He shows signs of potential and then flushes it down the toilet with a terrible game.

He had a terrific career at the University of Southern California that had him winning a national title and a Heisman trophy.

These awards had him being the 10th overall pick in the 2006 draft. Leinart was drafted after Vince Young and before Jay Cutler.

Looking back on it today, Cutler is easily the best of the bunch. It's sad to know that he's likely to be traded sometime soon. At the end, who will have the best career of the three?

Leinart has 14 career passing touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Perhaps he's a bust, or maybe he was just inexperienced.

His chances of being a star in this league are slipping away, though. He must act fast or be forgotten forever.

Trade scenarios for Vince Young

1. Tarvaris Jackson and a third round pick for Vince Young and a sixth round pick

2. A second round pick for Vince Young

3. A third round and seventh round pick for Vince Young

Trade scenarios for Matt Leinart

1. Chester Taylor for Matt Leinart

2. A second round pick for Matt Leinart

3. Two first round picks and Chester Taylor for Matt Leinart, Anquan Boldin, and a third round pick

Right now this is just speculation. I would like to see the Vikings make some sort of move on it, though.

A young stud quarterback, the best running back in the league, and a deep threat like Berrian on the same offense is scary.


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