Vince Young

Team Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans
Position Quarterback
Born May 18, 1983
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 2006 - present

Vincent Paul Young, Jr. is a professional football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans team of NFL. He was a standout college quarterback with the Texas Longhorns. In 2006, the Tennessee Titans made him the third overall pick of the NFL Draft.

In his final college year, Young led the Longhorns to a stunning come-from-behind Rose Bowl win against USC to take the 2005 BCS National Championship. He was selected as the MVP of the game. That same year, he earned the Manning Award. He also won the Davey O’Brien Award and the Archie Griffin Award in 2005. In 2006, he was AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year and a Pro Bowl selection.

In three years with Texas, Young passed for 44 touchdowns and ran for 37 more. He threw for 6.040 yards, hitting 444 of 718 attempts (61.8-percent). The QB rushed for 3,127 yards, averaging 6.8 yards per carry. Over three seasons, he tossed 28 picks.

As a pro, Young has impressed in a short amount of time. In two seasons, he’s played in 30 regular-season games. From 2006 to 2007, he showed amazing improvement. In his first year, Young hit 51.5-percent of his passes, while the next year, he completed 62.3-percent. His QB rating in his initial season was 66.7. In 2007, it went up to 71.1. He’s thrown for a total of 4,745 yards, hitting for 21 touchdowns and throwing 30 interceptions. In two seasons, Young has rushed for 10 touchdowns, but he has also fumbled 11 times, losing three.

Young is big and durable, weighing in at 233 pounds and standing six-foot-five. Although he improved in some areas between 2006 and 2007, he continued to force passes, throwing too many picks. He’s an exceptional athlete who has a fine arm and strong running chops. He’s shown fine leadership skills. Young needs to choose his receivers more carefully and take more time to let plays develop. As a runner, he has to protect the ball better. If he can cut down on turnovers, he’ll have made major progress towards becoming one of the elite in the NFL. He has outstanding tools and his skills should continue to improve.

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