We’ve already established that how the Vikings address the QB position this offseason will be one of the most popular topics of conversation in the coming months. A couple of days ago we went over a few names that will likely remain in this conversation, but now there’s another one to add. But I don’t think he’ll be considered a possibility in Minnesota for long.
The Tennessee Titans have decided to cut the cord with Vince Young, their 1st-round selection (#3 overall) in 2006 and a player who’s had a tumultuous time in Tennessee. He actually has a solid win-loss record, but he’s been poor in handling adversity on several occasions and the team has finally decided to part ways with the athletic and strong-armed QB.
So the natural questions is: Could the Vikings become interested? I think it’s an interesting topic to debate but ultimately my conclusion is that he might not be the best fit for the Vikings at this time. With new head coach Leslie Frazier beginning the process of building his team in conjunction with VP of Player Personnel Rick Spielman, perhaps adding a volatile personality such as young isn’t the right way to go.
Young’s tremendous athleticism and win-loss record is tempting, however. He has outstanding mobility and strength, which allows him to avoid pressure and throw on the run or pick up yardage on the ground. Plus he has a strong arm. In the end, though, I don’t see Young landing in Minnesota.
So if he doesn’t go to Minnesota, where will he go? That’s anyone’s guess for now, but considering the Vikings are looking to address their QB position this offseason, I suggest that Vikings fans root for young to land in one of the following cities: Carolina, Buffalo, Arizona, San Francisco or Washington. Those are cities whose NFL teams choose ahead of the Vikings in the 2011 NFL Draft. While it’s more likely that Young joins a team as a backup rather than a starter, having Young on the roster makes it less-likely that that team will choose a QB with their 1st overall pick in the draft or will compete with the Vikings for other QBs on the open market.
Anyway, what do you think of Vince Young? Should the Vikings consider adding him? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
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