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Raiders also considered a trade for Vince Young


When they lost quarterback Jason Campbell on Sunday, the Raiders started looking into veteran quarterbacks they could acquire. And Carson Palmer wasn’t the only one they considered.

The Raiders’ fallback plan if they hadn’t been able to trade for Palmer? Vince Young, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

It’s not clear whether the Raiders and Eagles ever had any actual trade talks for Young. It may just be that the Raiders talked internally about acquiring Young but never went far with it because the trade with the Bengals for Palmer worked out.

But it’s amusing to think about the idea of the man who gave the Eagles the “Dream Team” nickname being traded away from the team after throwing exactly one pass in an Eagles uniform — a pass that was intercepted.

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43 Responses to “Raiders also considered a trade for Vince Young”
  1. ammarradhi says: Oct 18, 2011 12:38 PM

    Watch out for Vince Young throwing his pads and uniform in the stands then running to the locker room crying!

  2. jimmysee says: Oct 18, 2011 12:38 PM

    cooler heads prevailed!

  3. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 18, 2011 12:40 PM

    They wanted Young but the Eagles turned down their offer of two first-round picks.

  4. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 18, 2011 12:40 PM

    Boy…. Am I glad THAT didn’t work out.
    Speaking as a Raider fan…

  5. newagerocker says: Oct 18, 2011 12:41 PM

    He almost had the job until he called The Raiders, The Dream Team of the West…

  6. nineroutsider says: Oct 18, 2011 12:41 PM

    Raiders fans have to be happy this didn’t go down…Young needs more time to prove himself. I saw his series in the Skins game and it was awful. I can see why Vick heeled so quickly…

  7. Tim says: Oct 18, 2011 12:44 PM

    I vote MDS writes any/all articles related to the Eagles since 3G always throws in his incessant opinion in every one. MDS tells it like it is!

  8. r8rsfan says: Oct 18, 2011 12:45 PM

    Thank goodness this didn’t happen. Don’t think he’s thick skinned enough to deal with the Black Hole.

  9. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Oct 18, 2011 12:47 PM

    I’m sure they considered a lot of things.

    Another solid storyline by Mort.

  10. samoanjungle says: Oct 18, 2011 12:48 PM

    I wonder if Palmer threatened to come back to the Bengals if he didn’t get traded? That would’ve been a mess I’m sure Mike Brown wouldn’t want i.e. Palmer sulking on the bench while collecting millions and distracting the whole team.

  11. dukemarc says: Oct 18, 2011 12:48 PM

    And then they watched his pass from last weeks game….

  12. 4512dawg4512 says: Oct 18, 2011 12:49 PM

    Its good to see Palmer go to the Raiders. I’ll bet Al Davis chest bumped Satan when they heard the news

  13. 303bengalguy says: Oct 18, 2011 12:51 PM

    Vince, thank you for going into the game and immediately throwing an INT.

    Bengal fan

  14. poprox13 says: Oct 18, 2011 12:51 PM

    Thank God this didn’t happen!!!!

  15. tombradyswig says: Oct 18, 2011 12:52 PM

    you can have him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. ampatsisahypocrite says: Oct 18, 2011 12:56 PM

    I wonder if the Raiders also considered a trade for an orange traffic cone, which would be just as good as getting the Souther Cal Choker, Carson Palmer.

    P.S. Over/under until Carson sulks and quits like a baby when things get tough — four weeks.

  17. bleedgreen80 says: Oct 18, 2011 1:00 PM

    man i wish that trade would have went through they can have that bum for free!!!!

  18. tomandrews22 says: Oct 18, 2011 1:05 PM

    poprox13 says:
    Oct 18, 2011 12:51 PM
    Thank God this didn’t happen!!!!

    Amen brother

  19. joetoronto says: Oct 18, 2011 1:06 PM

    More bullcrap from Mort, the professional liar.

  20. quizguy66 says: Oct 18, 2011 1:07 PM

    The Raiders still have a few hours to send their 5th and 6th rounders for Vince Young, don’t they? 🙂

  21. jagerbmb says: Oct 18, 2011 1:10 PM

    Not even da raiders are that desperate

  22. riverhorsey says: Oct 18, 2011 1:10 PM

    They can still get Young, the Raiders can never have enough qb’s

  23. joetoronto says: Oct 18, 2011 1:11 PM

    Palmer spent 9 years in hell with the Bungles, watching teammate after teammate get busted for everything under the sun.

    I don’t remember anybody calling Palmer a quitter then, everybody actually felt bad for the guys and said he deserved a fresh start.

    How things change when convenient.

  24. t16rich says: Oct 18, 2011 1:13 PM

    Good thing for them and the Raiders fans cause this guy actually sucks. Bringing Jamarcus back would be just as good of a move as bringing Vince in.

  25. alaricsrevenge says: Oct 18, 2011 1:16 PM

    The deal fell through when Youg refered to the Raiders as “The California Dreamin’ Team”

  26. americankris says: Oct 18, 2011 1:17 PM

    haha Dream Team

  27. jaimes31 says: Oct 18, 2011 1:24 PM

    Vince Young without giving up picks for a washed-up Palmer is a move that will have Al turning over in his grave for years. You guys better hope Campbell gets and stays healthy. Watching Palmer’s lack of production the last few years had nothing to do with the Bengals. Raiders would’ve been better off with McNabb.

  28. joetoronto says: Oct 18, 2011 1:38 PM

    This McNabb, Vince Young talk is killing me, lol.

    We want to go up, not down.

  29. dspohn55 says: Oct 18, 2011 1:41 PM

    …until VY threw that pick

  30. flyeaglefly says: Oct 18, 2011 2:17 PM

    no, The Eagles wanted to give Young up for nothing BUT….insisted on including Andy Reid in the deal and were quickly rebuffed…

  31. rexismybff says: Oct 18, 2011 2:24 PM

    Purely from an external viewpoint – I hate the Eagles, Raiders and Bengals equally. Well, maybe I hate the Bengals less, but that is just because they suck.

    VY is going to win way more games in the next 5 years than Palmer.

    Raider nation – don’t be surprised if Palmer doesn’t finish the next 6 games as your qb, due to either injury and/or ineffectiveness, and don’t be surprised if he isn’t really retired by next training camp. DB’s have been sitting on all his routes for the past 3 years, and he has turned into an absolute interception machine – no mobility, very little arm strength, not much left except a bad attitude. Watch some Bengals-Ravens or Bengals-Steelers game highlights from the past few years if you want to see what you are in for.

    VY is a flat-out winner who had Fisher for a coach and Bud Adams for an owner – ‘nuf said.

  32. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 18, 2011 2:25 PM

    The Oakland fans should be grateful that the team was able to avoid settling for Vince Young.

    There’s a guy who has all the physical gifts and talents in the world but unfortunately, the one quarterback gift he doesn’t have he really needs is the one between his ears.

    Million dollar body, 10 cent head…

  33. rajbais says: Oct 18, 2011 2:30 PM

    Vince Young’s new nickname: V-Why???

    Isn’t “Mr. Dream Team” playing worse than Kyle Boller?

  34. scudbot says: Oct 18, 2011 2:30 PM

    You see, just this is evidence that something’s not right in Oakland. Not hopeless, though – at least they decided not to take VY.

  35. trbowman says: Oct 18, 2011 2:30 PM

    Young is a winner! Better than Palmer and cheaper. whoever gets him next year will be set.

  36. dawkphan says: Oct 18, 2011 2:39 PM

    I would have paid for that one way airline ticket!

  37. yevrag3535 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:40 PM

    Never happened, what would it? You are trash.
    Who whould trade for Young? He was out of the league until Reid did the Vick thing again. You ae like an old lady at church making things up…..

  38. suhnum1fan says: Oct 18, 2011 3:10 PM

    Vince Young??? Serious….lol lol lol lol lol

  39. scudbot says: Oct 18, 2011 3:23 PM

    “VY is a flat-out winner” who produces 150 yards of offense a game. You could look it up. Handing off to Chris Johnson isn’t much of a skill.

  40. fartography says: Oct 18, 2011 3:25 PM

    I’d take Vinny Testaverde right now over Vince Young.

  41. chobes68 says: Oct 18, 2011 4:07 PM

    “VY is going to win way more games in the next 5 years than Palmer.

    VY is a flat-out winner who had Fisher for a coach and Bud Adams for an owner – ‘nuf said.”

    Yeah, and Vince Young was dumped by a team that needed a QB, only to have said team pick up an old arse Matt Hasselbeck. Vince Young isn’t a winner, he’s just had winning teams around him. If he has any wins the next 5, it will be as his winning arse warms the bench. He’s no more a starting QB in the NFL than Tebow, and at least the jury is out for some people on Tebow.

  42. chobes68 says: Oct 18, 2011 4:10 PM

    “Young is a winner! Better than Palmer and cheaper. whoever gets him next year will be set.”

    Set for an early pick in the draft?
    Set for lots of play by the backup?
    Set for record fans failing to renew their season tkts?
    People throwing things at their tv sets?

    Palmer won’t have to be responsible for winning games, just making a few big throws here and there, and handing off to McFadden and Bush. He’s just glad to be out of that jail.

  43. trollhammer20 says: Oct 18, 2011 4:11 PM

    I wonder how that conversation went?

    Andy Reid: Hi, Andy Reid here.

    Caller: Hey, Andy. Raiders front office calling. We really need a QB, and we’d like to offer you three #1 picks for Vince Young.

    AR: Who is this?

    Caller: I said it’s the Raiders. We must have a bad connection. Anyway, we were down to VY and Carson Palmer, and VY had a better 40 times at the combine, so we figured we’d go after him first.

    AR: Who is this really? That you, Holmgren?

    Caller: It’s the Raiders, Andy. We’re desperate, and we’re in a hurry. 3 #1s for Vince Young, take it or leave it.

    AR: You’re going to have to do better than that, Mike, if you expect me to fall for something so stupid. *click*

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