When the Tennessee Titans announced shortly after the season that Vince Young would not be back, it was widely viewed as Jeff Fisher winning a power struggle with his quarterback. So with Fisher no longer the Titans’ coach, some have wondered whether Young could return.
But Mike Munchak, Fisher’s successor as the Titans’ head coach, has reiterated that Young is gone, and that’s not going to change.
“That was a decision made months ago and nothing that is going to happen personnel-wise, or how the draft goes, is going to change that,” Munchak said, per Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “It wasn’t just a Jeff Fisher decision — I think people kind of have that feeling because it happened back then we could change our decision.”
Titans running back Chris Johnson said last week that he thinks Young could be back, and Titans linebacker Stephen Tulloch wrote on Twitter that he doesn’t understand how the Titans could let Young go.
Munchak, however, doesn’t sound like he particularly cares if the decision to jettison Young is popular in the locker room.
“It was a company decision, so obviously we aren’t going to change that decision,” Munchak said. “We are standing by that decision. What’s been done is best for everybody.”