Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/17/12
He's humble. He's contrite. The man on the other end of the phone is reflective and appreciative of his new job as a potential backup to a quarterback out of Harvard. He's Vince Young, circa 2012. Amazing, isn't it? There was a point where Young seemingly ruled the world. Today he is competing with Tyler Thigpen for the right to back up Ryan Fitzpatrick in Buffalo. What a sad, strange and wasted trip. He was a legend collegiately at Texas. The Rose Bowl against USC was truly epic. Texan native and Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams had a man crush on Young and went against his football people. He made Young the third overall pick in the 2006 draft with the idea that Young would follow in the footsteps of his father figure Steve McNair. While Young won games in Tennessee, his time with the Titans was marred by immaturity, a lack of accountability and feuding with head coach Jeff Fisher. It ended badly. His football savvy was questioned. The Titans rightly pulled the plug after five...
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