As we await the lockout's merciful conclusion, a commonly discussed topic is what Team X will do at quarterback.
Jonathan Comey of ColdHardFootballFacts.com presents a strong case that former Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young deserves more consideration -- maybe the most of all the veteran options.
Comey's bullet points on Young:
Former No. 3 overall pick after brilliant college career.
Career .638 winning percentage as an NFL starter.
Coming off seasons in which he went 12-6 as a starter; the other guys who started for Tennessee went 2-12.
Competitive, above-average passer rating of 84.9 from 2008-10.
NFL's second-best running quarterback, and still in his athletic prime.
Two-time Pro Bowler.
Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2006.
The Titans already have publicly stated they'll unload Young. That's a buyer's proposition. As such, Comey contends Young would be a "dream commodity," a low-risk, high-reward player.
Comey uses data and sound reasoning to make a compelling statement about Young's value.
Young still has upside, should feel like he has something to prove and can be had in a trade for a discount. If the Titans can't trade Young and are forced to release him, then he wouldn't be in position to demand a big salary.