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.