Vince Young has done a lot in his career. He's been a two-time Rose Bowl MVP, a first-round draft pick, a two-time Pro Bowler, fallen victim to the Madden Curse, fallen from a starting quarterback to a backup, become a joke for dubbing the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles the "Dream Team" ... hey, I didn't say it was all good stuff.
But now Young is a free agent with, oh, let's just say "not a lot of interest." Like all pro athletes in his position, he's had to resort to starting his own free agent rumors.
Young retweeted the following item from a woman who works for the publicity agency. He was crafty enough to add on the bit at the end, about the San Francisco 49ers.
"@DeniseWhite_EAG: How about @VinceYoung to the Dolphins? I hear rumblings? Would he be a good fit for them??" Or the 49ers— Vince Young (@VinceYoung) March 19, 2012
You have to think that Twitter is an absolute godsend for athletes scrounging for a contract. In years past, they had to try to con an interview out of a media outlet that likely didn't want to talk to them. These days, they can just kick back on the La-Z-Boy and Twitter out, "Hey, yeah, I would be awesome with the Niners!"
Let me stress again: there's nothing to this "rumor" beyond Vince Young sending his own personal thoughts and dreams out into the ether. Best of luck to the QB. Perhaps he and the freshly-unwanted Tim Tebow can platoon somewhere in 2012. Now there's a Dream Team.
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