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Vince Young announces his retirement.

Grant Halverson

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:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Vince Young: &quot;I&#39;m retired&quot; from NFL. &quot;Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed...I&#39;ve already started moving forward&quot;</p>&mdash; Brent Carney (@BrentCarney) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrentCarney/statuses/477906081696337920">June 14, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>VY said he&#39;s ironing out details about roll with UT. Hasn&#39;t filed NFL retirement papers but &quot;it&#39;s definitely official I think in my book.&quot;</p>&mdash; Brent Carney (@BrentCarney) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrentCarney/statuses/477907108331925504">June 14, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Although his career was pretty terrible, don't ever feel bad for the man that made more than $35 million.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Now reportedly retired, QB Vince Young earned an est. $35.39M over 6 NFL seasons w/ the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Titans&amp;src=hash">#Titans</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Eagles&amp;src=hash">#Eagles</a>, &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bills&amp;src=hash">#Bills</a> <a href="http://t.co/v6dE1OujQz">http://t.co/v6dE1OujQz</a></p>&mdash; Spotrac (@spotrac) <a href="https://twitter.com/spotrac/statuses/477926252612161536">June 14, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Paul Kuharsky pays homage to the legend:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I love when guys with zero <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a> opportunity retire from the league.</p>&mdash; Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulKuharskyNFL/statuses/477945696767582209">June 14, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="http://t.co/sqSjntvyFR">pic.twitter.com/sqSjntvyFR</a></p>&mdash; Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobertKlemko/statuses/477960459811713024">June 14, 2014</a></blockquote>
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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.