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Report: Vikes not interested in Vince Young

Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:54 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

The Vikings, like several teams in the NFL, may have (over)drafted a quarterback in the 2011 NFL Draft. But surely they're still interested in acquiring a veteran-type quarterback who can help them win now, right?

Well, probably. But according to Steve Wyche of NFL Network, that veteran fella won't be (likely) former Titan Vince Young.

Per Wyche, Minnesota has "not had internal discussions" about Young, and at the moment he "does not appear to be under consideration" as a possible candidate to step in and mentor/bridge the gap to Christian Ponder.

This is probably a smart move. Young, despite making a Pro Bowl, hasn't been that successful in the NFL. And if you're looking for someone that fits the bill as a "let's win right now but plan on going with Ponder soon" type of quarterback, Matt Hasselbeck and Donovan McNabb are really much better options. Provided, of course, that they're available.

Those guys are looking for a spot to ride out the rest of their career and/or rejuvenate their respective value with a short contract, depending on what the team wants.
The saga of Vince Young

Young likely wants to do the same thing -- in terms of rejuvenation -- but it's hard to imagine he wants to join a team that doesn't want him long term.

The bigger problem for Young, though, is that the Vikings might not be the only team that doesn't want him at all. With the amount of teams who pulled trigger on a quarterback in the early rounds -- nearly a quarter of the league -- it's going to be tough for a guy with a rep like VY's to find starting quarterback work before the beginning of 2011.

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Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: May 15, 2011 7:39 pm

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There is no way Vince starts for anyone this year.  Once free agents can sign he is going to just sit there as all the teams fill their starting needs somewhere else.  Eventually Vince will get the message that he can't start anywhere and will be forced to take a backup job somewhere.  I would guess that if he goes anywhere it will be as a 2nd or 3rd stringer on Dallas or Houston since his best days clearly happened in Texas and probably holds the most fans for him.  I don't think Vince is a bad player or terrible person, his behavior speaks more to bi-polar or manic depressive, and not many teams are gonna want to deal with that.

Since: Feb 18, 2011
Posted on: May 15, 2011 1:44 pm

Report: Vikes not interested in Vince Young

I remember watching Young in college, wow he was exciting to watch, and we all remember the rose bowl against usc when he ran it in the endzone for 35 yards for the win. Then something triggered him on the field. We all do errors in life and hopefuly he realised that. Now all he needs is a fresh start and this guy will achieve i know he will, because hes a winner in my books. Look at his winning record its amazing.

Good Luck to you Vince

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2011 3:06 am

Report: Vikes not interested in Vince Young

His options do seem pretty limited, if he wants to have any chance at starting this year.  I count about 8 teams that may consider going after a start-worthy veteran in general... but many of them are bad fits for VY.

Seattle is more likely to try and retain Hasselbeck if they don't have faith in Whitehurst.  Arizona needs someone, but Young is a bad fit for their offensive system.  The 49ers, Vikings, Panthers, and Bengals may want a vet who can start for a year and mentor... but Young is a far cry from 'mentor' material.  His lack of maturity is NOT what you want influencing guys like Newton, Ponder, Kaepernick, etc. during their early development.  Miami might consider a vet, but Young doesn't really offer any more upside or value than what they have in Henne, and they seem pretty content to ride that horse for another year and see how it goes.  People talk Oakland a lot, but they seem pretty happy with both Campbell and Gradkowski.  That pretty much leaves Washington (assuming the McNabb departure).  And while I wouldn't put it past Snyder to go after a player whose name is bigger than his game, I can't imagine that Young is what Shanahan has in mind for the position.

More likely, Young is going to have to settle for a backup role someplace, quietly reinvent his image, spend some time growing up, and wait for an opportunity to present itself farther down the road (much like what Matt Leinart has been trying to do over the past season).

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 11:04 pm

Report: Vikes not interested in Vince Young

They need a reliable veteran not a headcase

Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: May 13, 2011 9:20 pm

Report: Vikes not interested in Vince Young

Al Davis would be the only guy with enough balls to consider starting Vince Young. If a guy as well respected as Fisher couldn't work with Young, it's hard to believe anyone else wants to put their reputation on the line. Young is not dependable because if he doesn't play well and receives criticism, his response is pouting and insubordination. Another talented athlete that doesn't have the desire to learn what it takes to be an NFL quarterback.

Since: May 11, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 5:03 pm

Report: Vikes not interested in Vince Young

In complete agreement here, the Vikings probably need to bring McNabb in to have any shot any being decent this year, that is if the lockout ends.

With the problems Vince Young has had, the Raiders may take a look, but not many other teams that will pull the trigger on a disturbed player.

Young needs to show that he has changed with a full turn around to have any chance of continuing his NFL career.

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