Quarterback Vince Young finds himself in a kind of self-imposed limbo. He whined his way out of Tennessee and is expected to be released or traded as soon as there’s a new collective bargaining agreement. He’s a man without a team.
But Young said Tuesday that he still considers himself a member of the Tennessee Titans, which he still is, technically. And now he says he’d like to come back and play for the team that has already publicly cut ties with him.
“I would love to stay in Nashville. I would love to stay in Tennessee,” Young told Chaney Entertainment, according to theTennessean newspaper. “If it doesn’t happen, wherever God blesses me to be at I’ll give 100 percent.”
There’s little chance the Titans will bring back Young, even though Jeff Fisher is no longer coach of the team. Young and Fisher feuded, and Fisher appeared to have won when owner Bud Adams said he was parting ways with Young. But as it turns out, neither will be back next season.
Young, however, appears to be trying to sweet talk his way back to the team, praising new coach Mike Munchak, a longtime assistant under Fisher.
“I’m a big fan of Munchak,” Young said. “I always call him Big Hall of Famer in the hallways and things like that. I have a lot of respect for him and he has a lot of respect for me so it’s great. He deserves it … like coach Fisher said … he’s definitely the guy for the job.”
Young, who needed surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right thumb he suffered in Week 10, said he’s well on his way to recovery. But when he’s ready to play, it will be somewhere else, not in Nashville.