Vince Young got the start at quarterback for the Eagles on Thursday night and played very well — until leaving the game with a hamstring injury.
Young, the man who first used the words “dream team” to describe the Eagles, suffered the injury when rolling out on an incomplete pass. He fell to the ground and then limped off the field, along the sideline and into the locker room.
Young had completed 15 of 23 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown against the second-string Jets defense. Both the Eagles and the Jets — like most teams around the NFL in Week 4 of the preseason — are resting most of their top players.
In the second half, Mike Kafka replaced Young at quarterback for the Eagles.
Greg McElroy, who got the start at quarterback for the Jets, also left the game with an injury after hurting his right thumb. Drew Willy took McElroy’s place.