Updated Mar 6, 2013 - 6:51 pm
On Vince Young as a backup option for Seahawks
Seahawks fans familiar with Vince Young's history of erratic play and equally erratic behavior might have cringed upon seeing their team's name and his in the same headline.
"I was young at the time and I put my trust in a lot of people. I was getting taken advantage of. Basically I'm the victim of the situation," Young told the NFL Network Wednesday, speaking in general about issues in his personal life that include a financial dispute with a former advisor.
"Just got to clean up that mess, just to let teams know I'm a little bit more mature than I used to be. I've grown a whole lot."
Young is trying to make amends for some of his past transgressions as he prepares to work out for teams at the University of Texas' pro day later this month.
He said has recently apologized to Jeff Fisher, his former coach with the Titans, for his part in their rocky relationship. Young was the third overall pick in 2006 by Tennessee but fell out favor and was released before the 2011 season. He spent that season with the Eagles then signed a one-year deal last offseason with the Bills, who released him before the season began.
Paradoxical might be the best word to describe Young's career. His resume includes two Pro Bowls, an offensive rookie of the year award and an outstanding 31-19 record as a starter. It also includes five more interceptions than touchdowns, a completion rate just below 58 percent and a 74.4 QB rating.
One more thing: Young has 1,459 rushing yards and 12 career touchdowns, totals that suggest he has the mobility – at least – to run the read-option. That led some listeners to wonder about Young's potential fit with the Seahawks, who have expressed an interest in finding a mobile quarterback to back up starter Russell Wilson.
Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby weigh in on that possibility in the video below.
You can listen to Wednesday's show here.
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