Does Vince Young really belong on an NFL All-Current team?
August 16, 2007 7 Comments
Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young had an outstanding rookie season last year. While his passing numbers were not gaudy by any stretch of the imagination, VY seemingly willed his team to the brink of the playoffs (I know the Titans’ D and Travis Henry helped). This led him to be selected to the Pro Bowl, and has somewhat justified the Titans picking him with the 3rd pick of the 2006 draft over Matt Leinart.
I am a Vince Young fan mainly because we both attended the University of Texas, and he delivered my alma mater’s first national title in more than 30 years. Had he not played a down after the 2006 Rose Bowl, his legacy as a Texas sports legend would have been cemented nonetheless.
A recent infraction of team rules aside, VY is a character guy who doesn’t seem to find himself in the police blotter. He credits God with his talent and appears to be a man of faith, and kids could do a lot worse when picking sports heroes, unless they look up to elusive NFL QBs who allegedly participate in dog fighting.
All this being said, I came upon a feature on SI.com which is about “Dream Teams”. 3 of their writers, representing each of the major U.S. sports (Baseball, Basketball, Football), picked 3 Dream Teams each: All-Time Team, All-Current Team, All-Future Team.
Peter King, SI’s football writer, picked Vince Young for the All-Future Team to no one’s surprise. VY seems to be headed in that direction. What was shocking was that King picked Vince as the 3rd quarterback on the All-Current team.
Now, like I said earlier, I like VY and my wife is somewhat disturbed at the “man-crush” I may or may not have on my fellow Longhorn, but does he really belong on the All-Current Team?