Vince Young should still be a Tennessee Titan if and when a work stoppage hits in March. Titans G.M. Mike Reinfeldt says, however, that other teams have showed some interest in Young.
“We have had some discussions. But nothing is imminent with him. There is some [interest], but it is hard, though,” Reinfeldt told Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.
It will be impossible to move Young before March 4, and it may be close to impossible afterwards. Young is due a $4.25 million bonus on the 10th day of the new league year, whenever that comes.
No team will be willing to pay that bonus. Any team that is interested in Young would likely just wait for the Titans to cut Young instead of giving up draft picks for him. (We suspect the interest the Titans have received so far has been casual. Like “When are you going to cut Vince Young?”)
It also doesn’t serve Young’s interest to re-negotiate his deal before the bonus is up because his earning potential should be best as a free agent.
The Titans should try their best to trade Young after a work stoppage. That doesn’t mean they are likely to be successful.