Vince Young’s physical talents are obvious, but he has never developed into the kind of leader teams expect their starting quarterbacks to be. But Young, who will turn 29 on Friday, hinted at his introductory press conference as the Bills’ backup quarterback today that he is changing with age.
“As the years go on, guys get more mature. That’s the biggest thing I’ve learned,” Young said.
Whether Young is one of those guys who gets more mature remains to be seen, and if Ryan Fitzpatrick remains healthy and effective we may never see how Young looks with the Bills. But he believes Buffalo is the right place for him to grow as a player.
“I’m anxious to learn even more to make my game even better,” Young said. “All you can do is come in and work. You always have to be ready because you never know what’s going to happen.”
Last year Young offered the single most quoted (and mocked) utterance of the year in the NFL when he referred to the Eagles as the “Dream Team.” This year he says he doesn’t plan to be particularly quotable.
“It’s not about me,” Young said. “I just want to go out and play football and help out any way I can.”
That sounds like a mature approach to the season.