What Vince Young wants Vince Young will apparently get.
Just hours after Young was finally cut loose by the Titans, Clark Judge of CBSSports.com reports Young is “expected” to join the Eagles. Young is a “virtual certainty” to be Michael Vick’s backup.
That sentence would have sounded nuts a few years ago. Or 12 months ago.
But things change fast in the NFL, and Vick is suddenly thrust into the entrenched veteran starter/mentor role. Young smartly wants to go through the Andy Reid quarterback car wash, where guys like Kevin Kolb and A.J. Feeley come out looking brand new.
In Young, the Eagles would pick up the most talented backup quarterback in the league. He’s produced at a high level before, but serious questions remain about his work ethic and ability to handle pressure.
Odds are that Vick misses a start or four in 2011. If Judge’s report is correct, Young is bound to feel plenty of pressure before this suddenly insane-looking 2011 season ends.