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Vince Young: "I am ... an elite quarterback in the NFL"
Vince Young: 'I am ... an elite quarterback in the NFL'
Vince Young doesn't intend to allow the Tennessee Titans' decision to part ways to stunt his growth as an NFL QB.
The soon-to-be-available former Titans starter said in an interview with ESPN that he considers himself one of the NFL's premier QBs and that he expects to start somewhere next season.
"I'm going to go into the organization, the team, and compete. That's all I can do, and let them make their own decision after that," Young told ESPN.
"Definitely I am a starting quarterback, an elite quarterback in the NFL. I want to go ahead and start. But like it always is, the coaches have the last word."
Young laughed when asked if he could be a backup.
The Titans announced this month they would part ways with Young after the QB clashed for the final time with head coach Jeff Fisher.
Team owner Bud Adams reluctantly decided to end Young's tenure with the team and elected to bring back Fisher.
Young was the third overall pick in 2006. He earned a Pro Bowl berth in 2006 and again in 2009, but never seemed to win Fisher's trust.
He started just 20 games in his final three seasons.
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