Vince Young: The story of a black QB in the NFL

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Vince YoungVince Young, the man that was once called “In-Vince-able” after his legendary championship performance against USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl. That was six years ago and how the times have changed.

Vince Young these days has a hard time finding a job in the NFL. The 2006 rookie of the year, 2008 comeback player of the year, two-time pro bowl player, and player with elite potential.

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It completely baffles me that Vince Young can’t find a job in the NFL, yet Tim Tebow has a job and ESPN has him ranked as the 30th QB in the league. It completely disgusts me that V.Y. can’t find a job. He is not that stat machine that an Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, or Tom Brady is but he does the same thing that Tebow does, he wins!

His career record is 31-20. Which isn’t great, but still he is a winner. V.Y. showed he was good enough to be an NFL QB during his rookie year and saved Jeff Fisher’s job by leading the Titans to six straight wins with four of those being 4th quarter comebacks, and two of those comebacks the Titans were down 14+ points. They finished the season with an 8-8 record.

In 2007 he lead them to their first playoff appearance since 2003, they ended up losing to the San Diego Chargers in the wild card round.

In 2008 he was injured in the first game and while he was recovering the team went on to start 10-0 and ended up 13-3.

He sat on the bench and matured as player as he said in his own words.

The next year Kerry Collins continued as the starter, but the team started off 0-6 and was annihilated by the New England Patriots 59-0. After the bye week that year, it was time for V.Y. and boy did he ever deliver and saved Jeff Fisher’s job yet again. Starting off 0-6 and the team ended up 8-8 after V.Y. took over the starting spot.

In 2010 the Titans started off 5-5 and he was injured in a game and his injury required surgery. This ended up being the beginning of the end for VY in Tennessee. After the game it was noted that he threw his shoulder pads in the stands and had an altercation with Coach Jeff Fisher in the locker room. He was released after the season and ever since then his career has been a roller coaster ride that I’m sure he is tired of riding. Read more…

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