Posted April 30th, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Draft, Football

Vince Young holds up the jersey of his new team

The ESPN Insider homepage had this genius headline and teaser for an article that barely says anything similar.

Mr. Wrong?

Even though [tag]Vince Young[/tag] is an amazing talent, the Titans shouldn’t have taken him at No. 3. Tennessee needs a QB who can step in right away, and Young isn’t that guy.

The article is a pick-by-pick analysis of the first round and one of the 32 things they discuss is that the Titans should have drafted Matt Leinart because he was more ready to make an immediate impact.

I’m sure if Jeff Fisher, “whose job could be on the line if Tennessee doesn’t bounce back with a strong season,” would start Billy Volek or beg Steve McNair back if he was overly worried about losing his job. The Tennessee Titans would probably win five games with Billy Volek (and maybe six with Steve McNair) or a whopping three or four with Matt Leinart. Mel Kiper has over and over again screamed how stupid it is to draft a QB on how he’d do in the first year.

Who cares how many games a quarterback would win in 2006? None of these three first round guys are ready to play right away and shouldn’t be forced too, 2006 is probably the least important year in their NFL careers. What matters is how many games they can win in 2008 and which guy you think can lead you to a Super Bowl in 2009.


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