Posted October 24, 2013

Vince Young says he doesn’t have the ‘slightest idea’ why he’s not playing

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Veteran quarterback Vince Young is still waiting on a call from any NFL team. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Quarterbacks around the NFL are getting injured at an historic pace, prompting some teams to reach out for veteran help. That includes the St. Louis Rams, who contacted 44-year-old Brett Favre even though he hasn’t played in the NFL since 2010.

One quarterback who is sitting at home waiting on a call from any team is frustrated and doesn’t understand why his phone hasn’t been ringing.

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Veteran Vince Young said earlier this month that he is in shape and ready to get back to work. Young, who was cut by the Green Bay Packers in the preseason, has a 31-19 record as a starting quarterback.

“Me and my wife and all my peers and fans, we’re all trying to figure this stuff out. I don’t have the slightest idea,” Young told NFL Radio on Wednesday. “It’s like a huge question mark over my head every day I wake up in the morning to take care of my responsibilities and know I should be playing. To not have one of those calls, it’s tough.”

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250 comments
G20
G20

Brian Daley was on Maury and it was proven he's VY's daddy!

BrianDaley1
BrianDaley1

Vince Young is not worse than Brady Quinn, Josh McCown, or Kellen Clemens. In fact he's better than most backups.  I still can't understand how trash Qbs who haven't accomplished anything ever(like Carson Palmer) are still starting in this league. If no one sees the double standard there's no point of debate

BobAustin
BobAustin

He was the first guy to pop into my mind.  I also wondered why desperate teams don't contact him.  He seems like a good bargain, and the best of the reserve qbs.

burden89
burden89

If VY would listen to positive criticism he would know why he's not in the league.  His inability to read defenses and too much improvisation.  Green Bay noted that VY was let go mainly because he improvised way too much and didn't understand the playbook.   For Eddie who claims racism is the reason, he should know that Green Bay signed Seneca Wallace right after letting VY go.  

misterdeltoid
misterdeltoid

Vince, give me a call and I'll explain it to you.  Or, better yet, just watch some tape of yourself playing in the NFL.  Vince has every physical tool required to play QB in the NFL.  However, you also have to think, a skill at which Vince is totally inadequate. 

larrys
larrys

There is no shortage of unemployed QB's out there.  Brett Favre was a publicity stunt, we all know how bad he was at the end and now he has memory issues, they would be better off getting their old QB Bulger back.

minnieandrobert
minnieandrobert

Vince can always go to work at The Vince Young Steakhouse

MrTemecula
MrTemecula

You are a knucklehead, Vince. QBs need to have some savvy to win games. Basically, you don't know how to win professional football games.

nan.pelosi
nan.pelosi

Hey Vince! Jeff Fisher is a well respected coach around the league. You messed with his job, same as messing with the coaches friends, other NFL Coaches. So, keep that battery charged up, it is not going to ring for a while if ever.

LarryAquino
LarryAquino

so did green bay honestly give him a chance or was the plan to let vince and the other qbs risk their bodies in pre-season  so rodgers did not get hurt...... seems odd that all of the preseason qbs were released virtually at once.  smells badly from here

RickEger
RickEger

WHAT I WANT TOO KNOW IS WHERE'S JAMARCUS RUSSELL?

RickEger
RickEger

Vince's ship has sailed he had the talent but wasted it...

EddieDunn
EddieDunn

Vince knows why he is not being called.  You have a bunch of racist owners in the good ol'boys club, and they made the  decision to Ban Vince from the league.  As I read the comments on the story, either the commenters don't realize the statements they make are racists or they flat don't care. What have the Tennessee Titans done since Vince left?  Did they make the playoffs?  What have Jeff Fisher done since he left Tennessee  to Coach the St Louis Rams?  Has he had a season where he broke .500 with the Great White Quarterback in Sam Bradford.  Vince Young was the forerunner of all they dual-threat QBs.  Vince Young almost by himself be what some say was the Greatest College team of all time in USC.  I think someone owes him a chance!

dokb13
dokb13

Let me know when you see an NFL team deep in the playoffs with grab-bag offense featuring  a rushing QB threat. 

Atletes are great, but nobody needs a QB who is inclinded to make himself the focal point at the expense of five other guys working inside the game plan. 

Aloha!
Aloha!

What;s to stop you from playing Vince, go throw the ball around at your local park or high school.

rightie
rightie

The era of the dual-threat QB is upon us, and teams still don't want to deal with this spoiled brat, prima donna piece of garbage.  Time for a reality check Vince.  Time to go find something you can be good at, or at least make money doing.  HINT: It will probably be near Austin or Houston.

rskins09
rskins09

A coach killer is right ...Up and down like a yo yo when he played ...Scouts - when he played -- said he was way too immature ...

Snowba11sChance
Snowba11sChance

Maybe because your IQ is not as high as either your shoe size or Wonderlic score.....ya think VY....no that's the problem you can't think

Octavio
Octavio

And that headline, sports fans, sums up the entire situation.

ElvisHitler
ElvisHitler

Ghostface! Catch the blast from a hype verse

JohnHillman
JohnHillman

He does not understand because he does not understand how to be a NFL quarterback. He is a "coach killer". He is the reason Jeff Fisher is at St, Louis.

Fifilo
Fifilo

It makes perfect sense that Vince doesn't understand.

Randy26
Randy26

@BrianDaley1 Wwwwwaaaaahhhhhh!  Consider the following: in his last stint in Philadelphia, the QB he played behind was....black.  Vick, who is a sub-par career passer stats-wise, still is listed as the starting QB to this day.  He then went to Buffalo, where he was cut in favor of a black QB (Jackson).  The Bills then went on to draft a black QB as the future of their franchise this year.  How about the Packers?  They cut him, and as their backup, they signed (you guessed it) a black QB (Wallace).  But yes, he's being blackballed.


What an insufferable crybaby you are.

BrianDaley1
BrianDaley1

@burden89 And yet...it still stands to reason that he's better than most backup QBs in the NFL. You point out that he can't read defenses. Well..the other QBs are backups for a reason too. So why isn't VY even a 3rd stringer? It makes no sense..none whatsoever

BrianDaley1
BrianDaley1

@misterdeltoid You point out that he's not too bright...Okay fine. So if all the other 2nd and 3rd stringers are so brilliant why aren't they starters. This is a classic example of over criticizing a guy...either he's a starter or he's not in the NFL at all? That's absurd

yoda.pj18
yoda.pj18

@MrTemecula 31-19 record and he can't even back-up for depleted teams, Tebow either? uhm, sounds fishy to me.

maxout30
maxout30

@MrTemecula He only was the quarterback for 31 wins out of 50 games started.  That is a 62% win percentage.  Not bad.  It doesn't matter how you win just ask any fan.  They will take a win over a loss anytime.  Vince Young has been blackballed from league.  If any fans don't believe it happens are delusional.  Look at the current backups and their lack of ability to play when starter goes down.  St. Louis attempted to bring Brett Favre out of retirement at 44.  What does that tell you?

ChristopherPrejean
ChristopherPrejean

@RickEger Who cares where Jamarcus Russell is, at present?  The guy had a ton of athletic ability, but had no brains!  Not an NFL-caliber quarterback, by any means.  The best thing that ever happened to LSU was him leaving!  I suppose you also want to know where Rohan Davey is, huh?

BrianDaley1
BrianDaley1

@EddieDunn Eddie...what you must understand is that no one wants to admit the double standard. If Vince Young was white...he would AT LEAST be a 3rd stringer. We read stories of racism in the news everyday yet everyone pretends as if it doesn't exist on a sub-conscious level. People don't understand that you don't have to be a racist to perpetuate racism...and they're completely closed off to the possibility telling you to shut up. Vince Young has done FAR better as a QB in this league than at least 70% of the backups in this league. Matt Flynn wish he could have the career Vince had. So does Josh McCown, or Kellen Clemens. Heck even Brady Quinn has a job. But Vince doesn't? When it comes to black Qbs society  holds them to an extreme black & white standard. If they don't win the Superbowl...they don't deserve to start despite continuous success(McNabb). If they have a slow season..they should be replaced(Vick). If they don't show enough in their rookie year...we should start looking for a new QB when Qbs like Sam Bradford hasn't done anything. Look how many people wanted to get rid of Cam Newton? Now he's beginning to GROW...a privilege we don't often give to black Qbs. Whether we like to admit it or not. And quite frankly I don't expect an open mind on this topic

burden89
burden89

@EddieDunn  Wow, c'mon really!?  The only color the owners care about is green.    

misterdeltoid
misterdeltoid

@EddieDunn Moron,  Not one of those "racist owners" would honor any ban that existed if they thought a QB could win them some games.

PhillipSucalouski
PhillipSucalouski

@EddieDunn  Yeah the whole league is racist. Just look at the lack of black players. Wait. Well just look at the lack of indian players.

dennis26
dennis26

@EddieDunn : Vince Young the fore runner?  You might want to rethink that.  Ever hear of Doug Williams?  Steve McNair?  Williams won a Superbowl with the Redskins and McNair led the Titans to the Superbowl only to loose to the Rams.  These guys were the fore runners for the dual threat QB's.  Vince Young is a chump.  Deal with it. 

nan.pelosi
nan.pelosi

@EddieDunn  and the fact he could not hit the side of large barn with a pass has nothing to do with it.

KevinAustin
KevinAustin

@EddieDunn Vince was the forerunner of dual threat quarterbacks?That is quite the joke.


 I guess you have never heard of Fran Tarkenton, Randall Cunningham, or heck, Michael Vick!


Quit living on Vince's college accomplishments. All he accomplished in the NFL was a $5,000 a week bill at the Cheesecake Factory!

Steve Moore
Steve Moore

We see from ur post who the racist is

DelondiKintaudi
DelondiKintaudi

@dokb13 Kapernick played in the SB last year.   Andrew Luck is also a dual quarterback, who may be the face of the league in a few years.   You can be a running qb in this league and still be successful.   Rodgers can move well.  You don't have to be a statue like Manning to be a good qb.  Its a shame what Washington is doing to RGKnee, but running quarterbacks can be successful.

dennis26
dennis26

@rightie   Vince was never a dual threat.  Have you seen him throw the ball??  Teabow has a better arm than Vince.

DelondiKintaudi
DelondiKintaudi

@rskins09 Vince can play in the league, it is interesting he's black balled from the league.  People that don't think Vince Young can play in the league don't know what they're talking about.     

maxout30
maxout30

@JohnHillman Acutally Jeff Fisher left because he had worn out his welcome.  Fisher has barely made the playoffs as a coach which would deem you expendable by any NFL ownership group. 

ArnoldNewman
ArnoldNewman

@BrianDaley1 @misterdeltoid As a Texas-Ex I am pulling for VY but I don't agree that all non-starters are the same.  Lack of mental acuity is likely a bigger detriment than lack of physical ability.

DavidCarnes
DavidCarnes

@dennis26 @EddieDunn Dear Eddie. there is a open receiver in college and there is open receiver in the NFL although the term is the same they don't look anything alike.Vince could not read and throw near well enough to find receivers in the NFL By the way possibly it is you who see's everything through the para-dime of race.