New Vikings QB coach talks about Vince Young
The Minnesota Vikings are on the prowl in search of a quarterback and their new quarterbacks coach knows one that will be available.
Craig Johnson, hired as the QB coach on Leslie Frazier’s staff, seems to be supportive of the idea of bringing in Vince Young. Johnson comes from the Tennessee Titans, where he worked with Young and the former first-round draft pick flamed out with coach Jeff Fisher.
Speculation has already begun that Young could land with the Vikings. The Titans are expected to release him if they cannot trade him as owner Bud Adams essentially chose the head coach over the prized draft pick.
“I am sure they'll do due diligence on Vince,” Johnson said of his new employer. “And every quarterback who is going to be available on the market is going to be discussed. I'll put my two cents worth on him because obviously I have more of a relationship with him that most. And then whatever decision is going to be made will be made. Obviously, I have a good working relationship with Vince, and he produced pretty well under me."
Young was 30-18 as a starter for the Titans, but it remains to see where he will stack up among the available options. Young and Fisher has a relationship that was fractured and if Frazier wants to get a report on the former Texas star, he can certainly call Fisher, his teammate with the Chicago Bears.
"I think (Vince's) future is still to be written," Johnson said. "What I would officially say about him, and what needs to happen about him, is in the big picture he needs to be known and thought of more for what's happened on the field than what's happened off the field. I think that is true of him and any quarterback.”
Follow me on Twitter: BradBiggs
Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune