Vince Young is Back as the Tennessee Titans Starting Quarterback
It's been a rough couple of years for Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young.
After college stardom, getting chosen high in the NFL draft and having a promising rookie year, things started to go downhill. Young faced rumors that he was not the most committed to becoming an elite quarterback, lost his job last season to veteran Kerry Collins, had a very public bizarre incident that included rumors of attempted suicide and then this offseason, anointed himself as a future Hall of Famer.
On a more serious note, he also lost mentor and friend Steve McNair, who was murdered in the offseason. Young has since tried to help be there for McNair's kids, all the while trying to rebuild his NFL career.
Sunday, he gets that chance as the winless Titans announced he will replace Kerry Collins:
"We're in a unique situation right now. We haven't won a game. We wouldn't be having this conversation if we were 3-3," Fisher said.
That means Young will start Sunday against Jacksonville (3-3), the team that helped send him to the bench in the 2008 opener by picking him off twice and spraining his knee. Collins started 20 of the 21 games since then.
It's clear the Titans aren't making the playoffs this season, and they have to figure out if Young is going to be a part of their future or not.
Teammates, while supportive of Collins, understand the move: