Vince Young Wants to Know Why He Isn’t in the NFL and ‘Garbage’ Ryan Fitzpatrick Is


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Vince Young last played in the NFL in 2011.

Since then, the 34-year-old has been released by the Buffalo Bills, the Green Bay Packers, the Cleveland Browns, and, most recently, the Saskatchewan Roughridgers of the Canadian Football League.

Still, the 2005 Heisman runner-up thinks he deserves another shot in the NFL, mostly because Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick still has a job.

“I’d see a quarterback and be like, ‘Dude is garbage, and I’m over here in the kitchen cooking turkey necks!?'” Young recently told Sports Illustrated.

“I hate to name-drop, but [Ryan] Fitzpatrick is still playing!? He leads the league in interceptions, and he’s still f—— getting paid? I mean, what the f— is going on?”

Fitzpatrick threw 17 interceptions for the New York Jets last year, third-most in the league. He led the NFL in interceptions in 2011, throwing 23 for the Buffalo Bills.

In 11 NFL seasons, Fitzpatrick has thrown 166 touchdowns to 133 interceptions, completing 59.7 percent of his passes and running another 12 scores in.

In his six seasons in the league, mostly with the Tennessee Titans, Young completed 57.9 percent of his passes and threw more picks (51) than touchdowns (46). He also rushed for 12 TDs.

Young spent much of the SI interview discussing the immense incompetence of former Titans and Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher, a topic we’re familiar with.