Vince Young has been the forgotten man of the quarterback carousel speculation this offseaon.
It’s not because of his play. Young has a lot to work on as a quarterback, but he’s flashed plenty of playmaking ability and production during his career. Young scares decision makers because of, well, everything else.
Len Pasquarelli of the Sports XChange writes that a few teams are “investigating rumors [Young] may have mishandled his money” and are worried about his perceived lack of maturity.
Mishandling money would hardly be a unique issue for a top-ten pick, so a deeper investigation could indicate a larger problem.
We went back and watched Young’s snaps from 2010. It wasn’t all perfect, but his play on third downs and his ability to fit the ball into tight windows was impressive. Take away the baggage, and he’d easily be the top name available this offseason.
If only getting rid of the baggage was so easy.