Quarterback Vince Young won’t be with the Tennessee Titans in 2011, but the former third overall out of the University of Texas believes he’s an elite quarterback.
“I’m going to go into the organization, the team, and compete. That’s all I can do, and let them make their own decision after that,” Young said in an interview with ESPN’s Marcellus Wiley. “Definitely I am a starting quarterback, an elite quarterback in the NFL. I want to go ahead and start. But like it always is, the coaches have the last word.”
Young (6-5, 232) has started 47 of his 54 games in the NFL, completing 689 of his 1,190 pass attempts for 8,098 yards with 42 touchdowns and 42 interceptions, compiling a 75.7 passer rating. Young has added 1,380 yards and 12 touchdowns with his legs.
The two-time Pro Bowler has been criticized for a lack of maturity, and after a high-profile clash with longtime head coach Jeff Fisher, the team announced that Young would be released or traded this off-season.
“It’s a business decision he had to make for his organization, which I’m OK with, and I think it’ll be the best for both of us,” said Young. “Me starting off fresh, getting a chance to play for someone else. To be a starting quarterback, that’s what my focus is on right now.”