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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Does Vince Young fit in the AFC West?

By Bill Williamson

The Tennessee Titans announced quarterback Vince Young will not be with the team in 2011.

Let’s take a look if he fits anywhere in the AFC West.


Depending on who is the new head coach, Young could possibly fit as a backup. It looks like Tim Tebow will be the starter and Kyle Orton will be traded. I could see the Titans making a run at Orton. So, with a backup job likely available, there could be interest in Young. He is a runner like Tebow, so it could be a system fit.

Kansas City

I think the Chiefs will move away from Brodie Croyle as backup, so there might be an opening. But I don’t see Young being a fit in this system.


You always have to wonder about Oakland. Al Davis likes giving talented players a second chance. Oakland is hardly set at quarterback but Jason Campbell is probably a more stable fit for the immediate future than Young. Still, I wouldn’t be shocked if Young is wearing the Silver and Black in 2011.

San Diego

Backup Billy Volek may try to leave to pursue a starter’s job, so there may be an opening. But I don’t see the Chargers pursuing Young.