Bleacher Report Former NFL quarterback Vince Young is unhappy about some of the fellow QBs who’ve received continued opportunities in the league at a time when he can’t hold down a roster spot.On Tuesday, Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated passed along Young’s comments about longtime NFL starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Arizona Cardinals’ decision to add Blaine Gabbert in May.“Exactly,” he said referring to Gabbert’s signing despite his lack of prior success. “I hate to name-drop, but [Ryan] Fitzpatrick is still playing!? He leads the league in interceptions, and he’s still f–king getting paid? I mean, what the f–k is going on?”Young said he hasn’t tuned in for much football since his time in the NFL ended, but he’s been surprised by the lackluster quarterback play in the games he did watch.”I’d see a quarterback and be like, ‘Dude is garbage, and I’m over here in the kitchen cooking turkey necks!?'” he told Sports Illustrated.Young announced his retirement in 2014 but started a comeback effort earlier this year. He signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in March. A torn hamstring suffered in training camp caused the organization to waive him earlier this month, though.The 34-year-old Houston native last played in a regular-season NFL game with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. He made stops with the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns in the years that followed but never made a final 53-man roster.The Tennessee Titans made him the third overall pick in 2006, and he was named Offensive Rookie of the Year following his debut campaign after a standout collegiate career at Texas.His overall numbers fell short of expectations, however. He threw 46 touchdowns and 51 interceptions across 60 appearances, including 50 starts. His 1,459 rushing yards and 12 TDs on the ground didn’t make up for his passing deficiencies.Young’s career passer rating is a subpar 74.4. Ryan Fitzpatrick, now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, checks in at 79.7, while Gabbert stands at 71.5.
I feel like you’re hearing a lot of Vince Young news recently. Not saying that it’s good news unless you count not being in the league since 2011, signed with a CFL team only to tear his hamstring and be waived by a team from Saskatchewan and are now apparently some sort of vicious chef as being good news. Then yes, things have been going great for the Heisman winner. But if you do have any aspirations to ever get back in the league, which you don’t, a poor tactic to accomplish that impossible goal is to insult and call out other players that you think you are better than. Not saying Young is wrong here. Everybody knows that Ryan Fitzpatrick, Blaine Gabbert and a slew of other QBs are just God awful but one thing those guys do are not say very much and stay at a consistently below average level instead of falling to an insurmountable terrible level like Young did.
I think we all can admit that at one time Young was an elite athlete in the league. I’ll never forget watching Young defeat a seemingly unbeatable USC team by himself and that’s not an exaggeration. He beat them by himself. Then he came to the NFL when the running QB was thought to be all the rage and he won the rookie of the year in 2006. The sky looked like the limit. Then something happened that also happened to Tim Tebow. The league figured out that all they had to do was to just let him throw and soon he’ll make a mistake and then another one. Accuracy is paramount in the NFL. Sure it’s useful to be able to throw the ball 65 yards, but it’s much more important to be able to stick the 8 yard out route on 3rd and 7.
Not gonna beat to many teams with numbers like this
Also not good when this is the latest tape we have on you