Vince Young's Best Move? Shut Up and Stay with Tennessee Titans

Daniel ShanksAnalyst IJune 2, 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)

Vince Young wants out.

After spending the last year languishing on Tennessee's bench, the Texas alumnus lashed out at his organization on a television station in Baltimore.

The gist of the conversation?

If I'm not the starter, you won't have Vince Young to kick around any more.

"If they're not ready for me to play ball, then somebody is," Young said on WMAR-TV.

As the No. 3 overall pick in the 2006 draft, Young's frustration is understandable.

His career began with a promising start. He earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and led Tennessee to the playoffs in his second season.

But things went downhill in a hurry during Young's third season. He got hurt in the first game of the 2008 campaign and hasn't started since.

Kerry Collins stepped into the starting role and hasn't looked back. He led the team to a division title.

Meanwhile, Young had a bout with depression and became a forgotten man.

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It's good to know that Young still has some fire and wants to be a starting quarterback. However, the best thing for him to do right now is sit tight and wait his turn.

He made the comment that some team would take a chance on him, but which team?

Take a look at the free agent quarterbacks out there.

Names like J.P. Losman, Rex Grossman, and Charlie Frye instantly stand out.

But if these guys can't get a starting job, what makes Young think he can?

Forget the quarterback landscape in the NFL for a minute. If Young sticks by his word and wriggles free from Tennessee's grasp, he will be throwing away a golden opportunity.

First, Collins is 36. He can't do this forever. If Young sticks around for another year or two, he'll have a good chance to become a starter again.

Second, look at the running back duo in Tennessee. Chris Johnson and LenDale White would make any quarterback look good, especially a quarterback who struggles with his accuracy.

Good things come to those who wait.

If Young is smart, he will be patient, bide his time, and be prepared when the Titans call his number.