Texas Football legend Vince Young made waves this week when he called out “garbage” NFL QBs in a Sports Illustrated interview.
Here’s the thing:
Vince Young is right.
There are too many sub par QBs getting the starting nod, frustrating fans, and getting paid big bucks.
Vince Young had a front row seat last season when his hometown Houston Texans NFL team shelled out a huge contract to Brock Osweiler, then dumped him after one miserably inconsistent season.
VY also watched his hometown team go through the following list over the past three seasons:
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Case Keenum
- Ryan Mallett
- Brian Hoyer
- T.J. Yates
- Brandon Weeden
- Brock Osweiler
- Tom Savage
Vince Young Calls out Ryan Fitzpatrick
The top of the list was the target of Vince Young’s anger, frustration, and visceral response in the interview with Sports Illustrated reporter Greg Bishop.
VY, who was talking off the cuff while training for his Canadian Comeback in the CFL, blurted out the following quote about Ryan Fitzpatrick:
“I’d see a quarterback and be like, ‘Dude is garbage, and I’m over here in the kitchen cooking turkey necks?!”
Young wasn’t done.
“I hate to name-drop, but Fitzpatrick is still playing!? He leads the league in interceptions, and he’s still f—— getting paid? I mean, what the f— is going on?”
Welcome to today’s NFL, Vince Young. It’s a lot different from when Young entered the league a decade ago and there were plenty of ace QBs competing for top spots.
Now, the top QBs are slowly fading out or retiring, leaving behind teams desperate to find a QB they can try to shove into a system and just ride the defense to win divisions and make the Playoffs.
That’s been the Houston Texans’ formula for, well, their entire existence.
Did the Texans finally find a franchise QB in Deshaun Watson, who is essentially the second coming of Vince Young?
We’ll have to wait to find out.
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Vince Young believes he should be getting one of these opportunities handed out to just about every QB in the league not named epic flameout Johnny Manziel.
That’s what drove VY to Canada to try to resurrect his career. But, in Canada, Young suffered a torn leg muscle and was removed from the Saskatchewan Roughriders roster.
Young insists his pro football career is not over. But, he makes it sound like the NFL is not an option anymore.
“This is to finish my career on my note,” Young said about his personal mission to Canada.
“Before, the NFL shut me down. Teams shut me down. Owners shut me down. I didn’t stop because I wanted to. Now, I can’t blame anyone but me.”
If Young doesn’t make the Roughriders roster after recovering from his injury, then he’ll probably have to wait through another football season before trying to make the roster next year.
In the meantime, he’ll have to watch more garbage QBs fill up TV time tossing more interceptions than TD.
Hopefully, though, Vince Young will have something better to watch on the football field from the Texas Longhorns.
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The combination of new head coach Tom Herman and sophomore QB Shane Buechele should be dynamic this coming season.
And, Young will likely be back on the Longhorn Network set analyzing the Longhorns before and after home games.
Then, perhaps Young will have something better to watch on Sundays if Deshaun Watson takes the Texans’ QB spot and Longhorns RB D’Onta Foreman gets rolling as the backup to Lamar Miller.
Until then, Young will keep healing and try to find a way to play pro football again. Apparently just not with the NFL.