Redskins the Front Runner to Land QB Vince Young

Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins blog scooped an interesting tidbit today, the news of which, as he said, “is enough to raise eyebrows:”

In writing about the Dolphins’ quarterback situation, Omar Kelly of SunSentinal.com turns the discussion to Vince Young, who presumably will be released by the Tennessee Titans soon after the lockout rules allow them to. Kelly dismisses the chances of the Dolphins landing Young by saying, “I’m hearing the Redskins are the front-runner for his services, so it’ll be interesting to see if the Dolphins get in the game.”

Now that the Titans have drafted former University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker, they’ll likely be turning their attention towards acquiring a veteran quarterback who can serve as the “bridge” player and “mentor” to Locker. This, of course, will also likely hasten Young’s departure from Tennessee.

The potential of seeing Young in a burgundy & gold uniform has obviously garnered a mixed reaction – and that’s putting it very nicely – amongst the Redskins faithful. There are big concerns about his ability to handle the adversity around playing quarterback and this league, and even bigger concerns about the idea that he’s been coddled (notably by Titans owner Bud Adams) since he’s arrived in the league.

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One Response to “Redskins the Front Runner to Land QB Vince Young”

  1. Ron Mexico says:

    “There are big concerns about his ability to handle the adversity around playing quarterback”

    Really last time I checked he has a winning percentage as a starter. And he’s brought the titans back twice from 0-6 records. Both of those losing records occurred while he didn’t play. Very few QB’s can do that.

    “Even bigger concerns about the idea that he’s been coddled (notably by Titans owner Bud Adams) since he’s arrived in the league.”

    Aren’t all starting QB’s coddled by their respective teams. Especially high draft picks. That’s why QB’s are paid the most in the league. They all have that entitlement feeling. Don’t you remember a guy called Brett Favre he kept his teams on a leash while he decided whether to retire or not. Wouldn’t that be considered coddled.

    Bottom line is name another starting QB with a 10 games over 50% winning percentage, rookie of the year and pro-bowler he gets so much slack for his play on/off the field than VY.