Vince Young, Jeff Fisher get into “verbal confrontation”

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 21: Lorenzo Alexander  of the Washington Redskins forces a fumble by quarterback Vince Young  of the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field on November 21, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

It appears as though Vince Young’s time in Tennessee is running out.

According to reports, Young got into a “verbal confrontation” with coach Jeff Fisher following the Titans’ overtime loss to the Redskins on Sunday. Per Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean, Young told Fisher, “I’m not running out on teammates, I’m running out on you.” Young also was apparently “throwing out expletives under his breath” in the locker room while Fisher was speaking to the rest of the team.

Speculation has started to grow that Young won’t take another snap with the Titans, and not just this year – ever. He tore a tendon in his thumb during the loss to Washington and was replaced by Rusty Smith. Following the game, Fisher said that Young wouldn’t retain the starting quarterback job whether Young needed surgery to repair his thumb or not.

Considering Young is owed $8.5 million in 2011, plus a $4.25 million roster bonus, chances are the Titans will place him on injured reserve this season and then revisit the situation at the end of the year. One would have to imagine that they’ll first try to trade him, but they’ll probably wind up releasing him in the end.

And that’s probably a wise move. I’m only going on what I read, so keep that in mind. But it’s apparent that Young is lacking in maturity and it’s probably safe to say that he doesn’t know the first thing about being a leader. He may have a lot of physical skill, but that only goes so far in the NFL – especially for quarterbacks.

Maybe a change of scenery will do wonders for him. He’s still young and again, he’s talented. But either way, his days are numbered in Tennessee.

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