Former NFL quarterback Vince Young’s name can’t seem to stay out of the news cycle this year.
Young, who led the Texas Longhorns to a BCS National Championship and was the third overall pick of the Tennessee Titans in the 2006 NFL draft, recently spoke with Sports Illustrated and took a shot at Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
“I’d see a quarterback and be like, ‘Dude is garbage, and I’m over here in the kitchen cooking turkey necks!?'” Young told Sports Illustrated.
“I hate to name-drop, but [Ryan] Fitzpatrick is still playing!? He leads the league in interceptions, and he’s still f—— getting paid? I mean, what the f— is going on?”
Young may not be alone in that thinking.
Fitzpatrick has a terrible season for the New York Jets last year, after posting a lengthy contract holdout that saw the Jets pay a huge fee for the interception-prone signal caller’s services.
Fitzpatrick tossed 17 interceptions last season, third-most in the league behind the Los Angeles Chargers’ Phillip Rivers and Bucs young quarterback Jameis Winston.
Young also took a shot at his former head coach, telling Sports Illustrated that his former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher took all the fun out of football.
“I’m going to expose his ass,” Young stated.
When discussing Fisher Young discussed an incident when was left behind on a road trip to Philadelphia after he left his ID at home and went to retrieve it.
“I feel like Fisher did that s— on purpose,” Young said, adding that Fisher had held the plane for other players in the past. “I’m pulling in, seeing them pull the door down. I can hear the team yelling.”
Young later told Fisher, “Where I’m from, that’s like saying F you.”
Will Vince Young, 34, get another shot in the NFL?
Time will tell, but his recent quips will certainly keep him in the headlines.