Obviously, it’s a great fit. Let me tell you why.
Head Coach Andy Reid will be able to maximize Vince Youngs’ talents. Look at what he did with Michael Vick. He took a run-first quarterback that had all the athleticism in the world but couldn’t ever seem to actually play quarterback. Vince Young took a step up this past season in his quarterback play and actually began to look as though he had a grasp on the position. With the guidance of Andy Reid, it is completely possible that Young becomes what the Titans thought he would be when they took him 3rd overall in the 2006 NFL Draft.
Young also gets a family-type environment as well as a mentor. Michael Vick, since leaving prison, has (at least publicly) seemed to grow up a lot. He first sought out his friend Donovan McNabb as a mentor and McNabb delivered. McNabb also helped give Vick and environment where he could really grow, both as a football player and a person. Vick then, in turn, reached out to Plaxico Burress in order to help him. While Burress is still between teams, Vick will now have Vince Young to help grow on and off the field.
Vick has been open to helping Young every time it’s brought up. I’m to the point right now where I would recommend Young getting a close friend and mentor and Vick seems to be in the right place to do that. Best of luck to the both of them in the future….until the Eagles play the Titans, of course.
Or maybe Young is cashing in on an easy paycheck, we’ll find out.
Clark Judge now says that in regards to Young “nothing official with VY but it looks like he’s going to Philly”. (link)