It's been seven years since Vince Young participated in his pro day while at the University of Texas, but since then, times have changed drastically for the No. 3 overall pick in 2006.
He had some good moments with the Titans and made two Pro Bowl teams before he launched into a verbal confrontation with then-coach Jeff Fisher in 2010, walked out on his team, and ended up getting himself released. Then, he spent a season with the Eagles in 2011 where his biggest contribution was giving us a year-long meme to laugh at before landing in Buffalo (where he was quickly jettisoned).
It also seems like Young is trying to make amends these days. He says he sent a letter of apology to Fisher, and clearly, he's trying to pave the way for a potential NFL comeback.
“I definitely wanted to apologize for the things that I did,” Young said on the NFL Network, via the Tennessean, on Wednesday. “Letting him know about the frustrations, all the different things that were going on in my life at the time and wanted him to know I really did appreciate him trying to make me become one of those type of leaders on the team and a successful quarterback. … At the time being immature and not paying attention and not listening and taking my frustrations out on a lot of people wasn't the right thing to do.”
Young continues to remain confident in his abilities. After his stint in Tennessee, he said he was still elite, and in his interview this week, he claimed, “I really feel like I can do a much better job than a lot of, most quarterbacks in the league.” He also said his release from Buffalo had more to do with financial reasons than for the state of his game.
Here's the take of the Tennessan's Jim Wyatt: “Teams have seen Young enough by now. There's a reason why he hasn't resurfaced in the league after the Bills let him go. Part of it has to do with the questionable work ethic he showed while in Tennessee, though flaws in his game have also been exposed over the years. I'm not sure anyone gives Young another chance, although in a league where the trend is toward athletic quarterbacks, it's not outside the realm of possibility.”
Perhaps, but after all these years, it seems rather unlikely as well.
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