Young's agent: Vince has no desire to be traded

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 10:58pm

Vince Young’s agent says the quarterback has no desire to be traded from the Tennessee Titans.

Young, who told Baltimore television station WMAR earlier this week that he is focused on winning back the starting job in Tennessee, but that if that doesn’t happen, that he would be ready to move on.

“I’m still focused, staying focused. I’ve got a lot of people that look up to me. I’ve got a fans that love me and want to see me back out on the football field,” Young told the station. “Right now, I’m just taking it a day at a time, being very competitive, competing for the job and just let Coach Fish[er] make his own decision.

“Definitely I want to be in there playing ball and picking up where I left off, winning games and having a good time with my teammates and fans. But at the same time if them guys don’t want me in there, it’s time for me to make a career change for myself. The fact is I’m ready to play ball, and if they’re not ready for me to play ball, somebody is.”

Major Adams, who represents Young, said his client has not asked for a trade, nor does he have any desire to be moved away from the Titans.

“Vince’s desire has always been to compete for the starting quarterback job in Tennessee,” Adams said. “Even before they drafted him, they asked him if he thought he could compete for the starting role, and he said yes. He has always been a starter and that is his mindset.

“He has not asked to be traded, and in fact, is going to an event at Bud Adams’ ranch this weekend. Plus, he was in there working out [Monday.] If he didn’t have a desire to stay there, he wouldn’t be doing any of that.”

According to Major Adams, the event at Bud Adams’ ranch this weekend is for the Titans owner’s employees, and that the quarterback will attend the function.

Young was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2006, when he ascended to the starting quarterback role after three games of that season. He started throughout 2007, but was replaced by Kerry Collins after a knee injury in the ’08 season opener. Collins kept the job after a bizarre aftermath following the injury, and is entrenched as the No. 1 quarterback after re-signing for two years and $15 million.

The Titans might have to make a decision regarding Young’s future after this season, whether he becomes the starter again or not. His cap figure zooms to $14 million in 2010. Adams said he has not approached the Titans about reworking Young’s contract, nor has the club approached him on that subject.

“We’re just going to have to let this season play out and see what happens from there,” Adams said.

5 Comments on this post:

By: Hoople on 6/3/09 at 7:57

I hope Mr Adams takes ol Vince behind the woodshed and larns that boy some manners! Seriously, I'd think a direct conversation between Mr Adams and VY would go along way to discovering if VY truly has what it takes. As well, since it is Mr Adams that has kept VY here this long, once that's over, the trades a'comin. I can already see in the way that Coach Fisher talks to him and about him that Coach is ready to see this entire issue go away and start with another QB, this time one with some intelligence to go with athletic ability and a home life (so he won't be so likely to go out to paces where trouble lurks). For 20 mil, I'd hide in a hole for 5 years when not at work and put that money away, let IT work for me, then get all scatter-brained AFTER my career was over.

Trade up for Tebow next year?

By: TitansFan035 on 6/3/09 at 8:57

We can't blame no one but BUD ADAMAS for this huge bunder guys! Vince needs to pack up and go back to texas where his momma can pamper him for ever!

By: jwk6179 on 6/3/09 at 10:11

Yesterday, He wanted to be traded to another team, today he wants to stay in Nashville. Next week, he will want to retire and next month, he will want to come back to the NFL. And when the season starts, He will want to go back to play for the Texas Longhorns since he left there after his Junior season. Instead of calling him VY, the Titans fans and the local Nashville Sports media (Plaster, Hines, McCormick, Wyatt, Howard, etal) should start calling him Cybill.

By: TITAN1 on 6/3/09 at 11:24

Sounds like VY has his desire and confidence back, yet still gets bashed. Man, some people live to criticize.

By: jps13pat on 6/4/09 at 12:52

Look, I've been the biggest proponent of VY's and have stuck up for him in a lot of these post article comment boards. Even I have a hard time defending him in this case. Vince Young very well may be a better QB than Kerry Collins, but Kerry took this team to 13 wins last season. Any QB that takes their team to 13 wins has earned their starting spot. Vince looks dumb clamoring for a starting role in this instance.