Well folks, the day you have been fearing has finally come: Vince Young is retiring. Now you may be asking, "Retiring from what?" And I have no answer for you. Here is the news as it happened:
Vince Young: "I'm retired" from NFL. "Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed...I've already started moving forward"— Brent Carney (@BrentCarney) June 14, 2014
VY said he's ironing out details about roll with UT. Hasn't filed NFL retirement papers but "it's definitely official I think in my book."— Brent Carney (@BrentCarney) June 14, 2014
Although his career was pretty terrible, don't ever feel bad for the man that made more than $35 million.
Paul Kuharsky pays homage to the legend:
I love when guys with zero #NFL opportunity retire from the league.— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) June 14, 2014
Honestly, it is sad that someone that looked so promising in year one, ended up breaking down and faltering like Vince Young did. On a team with a young Chris Johnson, a stellar defense, a talented defensive line, and an intelligent coaching staff Young should have been able to slowly develop into an NFL starter. Unfortunately injuries and personal issues stymied a promising career.