Tennessee Titan’s quarterback Vince Young told NFL.com that he came close to calling it quits after his rookie season. Young, who was the 2006 NFL Rookie of Year, noted, “There was so much going on with my family. It was crazy being an NFL quarterback. It wasn’t fun anymore. All of the fun was out of it. All of the excitement was gone. All I was doing was worrying about things.”

But Young, who in his rookie season played in 15 games, passing for 2,199 yards, 12 touchdowns and a 51.5 completion rate, said that he prayed hard and also found solace in his teammates. In his initial season, he also threw 13 interceptions and garnered a rating of 66.7.

He said what helped him find his way was when he “began to focus on God’s calling.” That calling told him to “play football. Be a role model.”

In his first season, Young was named to the Pro Bowl. His team barely missed making the playoffs. The following year, despite the fact that the quarterback threw only nine touchdowns, the Titans did play in the post season.

As Young enters his third year, he says that he is stronger and ready to play ball to the best of his ability. He is no longer considering early retirement.

Paul mroczka
Sports Pundit member

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