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Vince Young still sees himself as a starting quarterback


Vince Young hasn’t generated much interest as a free agent, but that hasn’t shaken his belief that he is still capable of being a starting quarterback in the NFL.

Young started three games for the Eagles in 2011 and lost two of them. He threw eight interceptions and four touchdowns in those games, including four picks in a blowout loss to the Seahawks that helped keep the Eagles out of the playoffs when the season came to an end.

He did beat the Giants, though, and said that Andy Reid told him the Eagles weren’t bringing him back because they didn’t think he was a backup quarterback. Perhaps that’s why he told KILT Radio in Houston that he believes in his ability to win a competition and be a starting quarterback.

“Yeah definitely. 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.”

It would be odd to hear a quarterback say that he didn’t think he was capable of leading a team as a starter, so Young’s answer makes sense on that front. The problem is that no NFL team shares his feelings and that’s the only league with a Super Bowl.

Young said that teams have expressed interest in signing him, but that he doesn’t expect to sign with anyone until after the draft. It’s hard to see a spot where Young can realistically challenge for a starting spot this summer unless he decides to take his talents to Canada. He’ll probably get a look from someone, but Reid’s assessment about his not being a backup quarterback will almost certainly be incorrect.