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Vince Young thinks he should still be in the NFL, and that’s exactly why he isn’t

10/24/2013 at 2:29 pm By

vince youngThe NFL must be tough for Vince Young to watch these days.

With so many teams needing quarterback help at this point in the season, the former NFL starter and Heisman Trophy winner said Wednesday that he’s confused about why he hasn’t received more interest from around the league.

“Me and my wife and all my peers and fans, we’re all trying to figure this stuff out,” Young said on an interview with Gil Brant and Alex Marvez on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “I don’t have the slightest idea. It’s like a huge question mark over my head every day I wake up in the morning to take care of my responsibilities and know I should be playing.

“To not have one of those calls, man, it’s tough.”

Young pleaded via twitter for his hometown Texans to give him a shot, to no avail. Even a 44-year old Brett Favre, who hasn’t played in three years, got a call from the Rams and Young’s former head coach Jeff Fisher. That had to hurt, especially after Young was close to making the Green Bay Packers before being cut just before the season, another move Young didn’t understand.

“All of the work I put into that, the short time I was there, I was shocked to get cut,” he said.

Young’s physical ability is not the reason he hasn’t gotten another real shot at the NFL. My guess is it’s his sense of entitlement. It appears as if Young thinks teams should give him a chance, simply because he’s Vince Young, ignoring the fact that he has a career 46-to-51 TD to INT ratio, or that he’s never averaged over 170 yards passing a game, despite starting 50 of his 60 career appearances.

Even at 30, Vince Young still doesn’t get it, something that is evident by his comments about being shocked he isn’t still in the NFL. Playing professional football is a privilege, not a right. There are thousands of people around the country that are trying to make it in the league, many younger than VY.

If he were serious about making an NFL comeback, Young needs to accept that he’s no different than any other free agent and  start working his tail off to get back in the league instead of pouting about it.

-ALR

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