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Vince Young officially joins the Eagles

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Cut loose by the Titans on Thursday after five years in Tennessee, Vince Young has a new home.

As expected, he has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Eagles.  The team announced the move tonight.

The Eagles reportedly had contact with Young before he appeared on the league’s official Personnel Notice, a violation of the rules that likely won’t result in any penalty.  The Bears and the Broncos did the same thing, reportedly reaching agreements in principle with receiver Roy Williams and running back Willis McGahee, respectively, before Friday’s formal announcement of Thursday’s transaction was issued.

The move provides no downside for the Eagles or Young.  We continue to believe that there aren’t 32 quarterbacks better than Young, and that a team like the Seahawks should have considered him as a potential starter.  In Philly, quarterbacks coach extraordinaire Andy Reid will get the most out of Young, whatever that may be.

The only oddity is that the Eagles didn’t insist on a second year to the contract.  After Mike Vick joined the Eagles in August 2009, it took a full offseason before he was able to truly contribute.  If Young shows any potential with the Eagles, it may be harder to keep him around.

Finally, the elimination of the third quarterback rule allows the Eagles to get creative in 2011, activating Vick and Young and Mike Kafka and using Young in unique ways without making him the No. 2 quarterback on game days.

Either way, Mike Vick’s physically risk playing style suggests that, at some point this year, Young will be playing.

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49 Responses to “Vince Young officially joins the Eagles”
  1. hahemerr says: Jul 29, 2011 10:26 PM

    Should be fun to watch the Eagles this year.

  2. pftrumors says: Jul 29, 2011 10:28 PM

    Young is a headcase. The rigors of the QB position torment him. Reid will find a way to convert him to a less stressful role.

  3. backindasaddle says: Jul 29, 2011 10:29 PM

    Two enormously talented athletic QBs on the same team. Too bad they only have one brain between the two of them.

  4. msclemons67 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:30 PM

    This is a good move by the Eagles. Reid will tailor the offense to Vick’s skills and when Vick is inevitably injured Young should be able to step in with minor adjustments.

  5. djaehne says: Jul 29, 2011 10:31 PM

    I’m glad for VY

  6. itsmammoth says: Jul 29, 2011 10:33 PM

    Nice picture, looks like Vince is already training on how to dodge snow balls come December.

  7. macjacmccoy says: Jul 29, 2011 10:34 PM

    Man Im drained. To much excitement here in Philadelphia. I havent felt this drained since football games were actually being played.

  8. eaglemarkj says: Jul 29, 2011 10:35 PM

    Can’t wait for Madden 12, Go Eagles!!!

  9. mikeyhigs says: Jul 29, 2011 10:36 PM

    Eagles are the offseason winners in the NFL. The problem is….the postseason. When will they bring me a championship?!?!!!

  10. descendency says: Jul 29, 2011 10:36 PM

    @itsmammoth

    If you can dodge a wreck, you can dodge a snowball.

  11. 4d9erdynasty49 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:36 PM

    Eagles havin a hell of a free agency. There teams lookin solid right now. They just need to get jackson on the field.

  12. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 29, 2011 10:38 PM

    And after reporting to camp, his belt and shoelaces were confiscated. He found that he wasn’t getting his own room.

  13. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 29, 2011 10:39 PM

    “Two enormously talented athletic QBs on the same team. Too bad they only have one brain between the two of them.”—-

    Very good. Couldn’t have said it better…..

  14. myvickinabox14 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:40 PM

    If we can trade Asante for a stud before I go to bed, this could be the greatest day ever

  15. qdog112 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:40 PM

    Good luck Vince.

  16. myvickinabox14 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:41 PM

    Plus crazy or not, VY wins football games. Google it!

  17. flagstaffphotos says: Jul 29, 2011 10:44 PM

    Giants’ defensive linemen better learn quickly not to flash the upside-down Longhorns sign, or it’s gonna be lights out for them.

  18. 305phinphan says: Jul 29, 2011 10:52 PM

    Didn’t he already sign with them like 5 times today?

  19. opiedamus says: Jul 29, 2011 10:53 PM

    Back up your assertions that Vick is a inury waiting to happen. Last year: fine. Previous years………

    This has no factual basis which is no surprise.

  20. sasquash20 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:53 PM

    What a day in Silly Philly! First Asomugha, then Hunter Pence gets traded to the Phillies. Bleaping awesome!

  21. busman020 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:54 PM

    This will be great!! He could not handle the Nashville media and fans, Philly be easy on him…he is fragile!

  22. captainwisdom8888 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:54 PM

    The Eagles have more weapons than Vince Young has ever played with in his life. If Vick gets banged up, I think we are going to see a very effective VY holding it down.

  23. daburgher says: Jul 29, 2011 10:56 PM

    I hope they have a team psychiatrist

  24. bigtimetexanfan says: Jul 29, 2011 10:59 PM

    PFT…..4th article about VY REALLY…CMON MAN !!!! (by the way he is a back-up nut job)

  25. bigtimetexanfan says: Jul 29, 2011 11:03 PM

    Jerrod Johnson will beat out Kafta for the #3 job and by half way thru the season will succeed vy for the #2 job !!

    Gig em

  26. surly1n1nd1anapol1s says: Jul 29, 2011 11:10 PM

    Good place for him to land. As a Colts fan I’m glad he never developed his potential.

  27. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 11:14 PM

    Michael Vick + Vince Young combined Wonderlic score: 26

    Tony Romo’s Wonderlic score: 37

    Michael Vick + Vince Young combined TD passes/interceptions: 135/100 (1.35:1)

    Tony Romo TD passes/INTs: 118/62 (1.9:1)

    Playoff games won since 2006: Vick/Young 0

    Playoff games won since 2006: Romo 1

  28. JackLeone says: Jul 29, 2011 11:14 PM

    Why do you guys keep saying “Vick will probably get hurt”, like it is inevitable? You don’t know what will happen. It’s almost like you guys are wish that on him so you can say, “we told you it would happen”

  29. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 11:22 PM

    The Eagles have more weapons than Vince Young has ever played with in his life.

    ————————————————————

    Chris Johnson, Lendale White, Nate Washington, Kenny Britt, Bo Scaife, Alge Crumpler? Had all those guys in ’09.

  30. december77 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:25 PM

    descendency says:Jul 29, 2011 10:36 PM

    @itsmammoth

    If you can dodge a wreck, you can dodge a snowball.
    ================================

    If you can dodge a snowball, can you dodge batteries? >.<

  31. daburgher says: Jul 29, 2011 11:39 PM

    melonnhead.. your an idiot.. just about every team would take Vick over Romo.. except maybe the seahawks

  32. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 29, 2011 11:41 PM

    At least under the new CBA he won’t need to be deactivated as the third quarterback. Easier on his fragile psyche….

  33. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 11:42 PM

    Back up your assertions that Vick is a inury waiting to happen. Last year: fine. Previous years………

    This has no factual basis which is no surprise.

    ——————————————————————

    Are you kidding? It’s his style of play.

  34. saintez says: Jul 29, 2011 11:43 PM

    Take him. Goodbye headcase.

  35. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jul 29, 2011 11:52 PM

    Vick and Young on the field at the same time? I haz football-boner.

  36. bigguy54 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:05 AM

    daburgher We don’t want either of them. No need for a headcase or a headcase. We will wait until next year for the QBOTF.

  37. merc13 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:24 AM

    Great move Vince you went from a starter to a backup, that will probably be playing by week 5 and get booed out the stadium. Great career moves for u and namdi

  38. kmurph1226 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:44 AM

    Eagles better order LOTS of shoulder pads….

  39. CKL says: Jul 30, 2011 2:40 AM

    opiedamus says:
    Jul 29, 2011 10:53 PM
    Back up your assertions that Vick is a inury waiting to happen. Last year: fine. Previous years………

    This has no factual basis which is no surprise.
    _________________________________
    Well thank you Jamie Dukes. I had no idea you read and commented on PFT. I laughed when he asserted this and I am laughing at you now. The guy has played only ONE (1) (UNO) 16 game season…ever since he became a starter. By that I mean after he was declared the starter, he missed game(s) due to injury which also happened last year. And all the games missed not due to his being a criminal or not the starting QB were all injury related. So yes he is LIKELY to miss at least one game a year due to injury. McNabb was an injury waiting to happen also. As is Young. It’s history, how the bleep can you spin that? (Unless you are in fact Jamie Dukes who has made his living drinking Vick’s bathwater since Vick was a rookie in Atl. NTTAWWT).

  40. byrmcph says: Jul 30, 2011 3:19 AM

    @melonhead LMAO at the names you put up as weapons. Half of the guys you named are not even in the league anymore lol…..Ledale White? REALLY?

  41. axespray says: Jul 30, 2011 5:20 AM

    Next Year’s news:

    Eagles trade Vince Young to the 49ers for Patrick Willis and a 1st round draft pick and some doughnuts.

  42. stonedwhitetrash says: Jul 30, 2011 6:45 AM

    Vick’s feet will tell him to run left. Young’s feet will tell him to run right. no matter what their brain tells them

  43. jblah says: Jul 30, 2011 7:18 AM

    @melonhead “Playoff games won since 2006: Romo 1″ — so what you are saying is romo sucks?

  44. dd393 says: Jul 30, 2011 8:49 AM

    Eagles are primed to win, all right. Maybe in Madden, or in fantasy football. On the turf, I don’t think so.

  45. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 9:08 AM

    @melonhead LMAO at the names you put up as weapons. Half of the guys you named are not even in the league anymore lol…..Ledale White? REALLY?

    ———————————————————-

    They were all in the league and at VY’s disposal in 2009. Lendale White is under contract the Broncos. Everybody else I mentioned currently has a job except for Scaife and Crumpler, who are free agents. Take a remedial reading course and try to follow the NFL a little bit closer. REALLY.

  46. thefiesty1 says: Jul 30, 2011 9:48 AM

    Good for VY. He’ll get a chance to start a few games this season when Vick goes down to injury (again) and redeem himself after getting screwed by Fisher and Adams.

  47. atkers1996 says: Jul 30, 2011 9:52 AM

    @melonhead

    First, of the guys that you mentioned only 1 was in the top 10 at his position in 2009.

    Second, Kerry Collins went 0-6 with that great assortment of talent in 2009.

    Third, Vince Young was 8-2 with that talent in 2009.

  48. laiddogg93 says: Jul 30, 2011 11:48 AM

    Heard VY will be wearing #9 in tribute to Steve McNair. Classy move Vince. Much respect for that move.

    From
    Titans Fan Forever

  49. zeussuperman says: Aug 1, 2011 4:55 AM

    jblah says: Jul 30, 2011 7:18 AM

    @melonhead “Playoff games won since 2006: Romo 1″ — so what you are saying is romo sucks?

    ——————

    Hahahaha. That’s not what he’s trying to say, but that’s pretty much what he’s saying.

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