Former NFL quarterback Vince Young sees a troubling trend in today’s league, and he’s not happy about it.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, the former third overall pick stated his belief that NFL has become oversaturated with lousy players under center.
“I’d see a quarterback and be like, ‘Dude is garbage, and I’m over here in the kitchen cooking turkey necks!?'” Young said to SI’s Greg Bishop.
The 34-year-old Young’s last NFL snap came with the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2011. He recently attempted a comeback with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, but his bid was cut short by a hamstring injury.
Now, with Young’s career in jeopardy once again, he wondered why other veteran quarterbacks continue to get opportunities to play in the NFL while he’s been stuck on he sidelines.
“I hate to name-drop, but [Ryan] Fitzpatrick is still playing!?” Young said. “He leads the league in interceptions, and he’s still f—— getting paid? I mean, what the f— is going on?”
Fitzpatrick started 11 games for the New York Jets last season. While he finished third in the league in interceptions, trailing Philip Rivers and Jameis Winston, he made significantly fewer attempts than either of those two.
Young also took the opportunity to complain about former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher, describing a situation in which Fisher refused to hold a team flight after Young left his ID at home.
“I’m going to expose his a–,” Young said.
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