Vince Young is looking for a job and he still considers himself a starter in the NFL even if there aren’t many jobs open out there.
“Yeah definitely,” Young said during an interview on KILT in Houston, according to sportsradiointerviews.com. “Always want to go in and compete for the starting job and the things that I put myself through to get better and better and to better myself as a quarterback, just waiting on that opportunity to get the chance to do that.”
Young said his agent Tom Condon has been in contact with a “couple of teams” but right now he is waiting to see what shakes out. Most teams are done with free agency right now until after the draft when they will re-assess their needs.
Young isn’t averse to the idea of heading to camp with a team in a position where he could compete for the starting job. But desiring that situation and then finding it might be two different things.
“A team that has a younger quarterback that I can definitely go in and compete for the starting job and just go in and help any way I can to make the team better,” he said. “Be a team player and continue to work because there are a bunch of teams out there that are needing another quarterback to come in and be a leader for the team in order to go to the playoffs and lead them to the Super Bowl.”
Young was the one that dubbed the Eagles the “Dream Team” last year when he joined them as a backup. Of course, that wasn’t much of a dream for the team last season as Philadelphia was 4-8 through its first 12 games.
“Everybody keeps putting it in the wrong sequence. I didn’t say ‘Dream Team’ like ‘Dream Team.’ It’s like you are dreaming, like me and you dream about eating a nice burger or something, put it in those terms and just more so the respect that I have for the players from (Dominique Rodgers) Cromartie, from Nnamdi (Asomugha), to Mike Vick and the players that we had around,” he said. “I was just feeling very respectful towards those guys and that’s what I meant by that situation.”
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