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Vince Young Isn’t Good [NoeBrainer]

Sure, Vince Young is 31-17 as a starting quarterback in the NFL.  Yes, Vince Young helped lead the Eagles to a 17-10 win over the Giants on Sunday night.  However, there is a reason Vince is a backup!

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I truly believe that quarterbacks are the most poorly evaluated athletes in sports.  Oftentimes, quarterbacks receive too much blame if their team wins and too much blame if their team loses.  Quarterback is the most important position in football, but it’s not the only position.  Fans get this confused repeatedly. 

Vince Young is 31-17 as a starting quarterback in the NFL.  However, Young has thrown 44 touchdown passes and 46 interceptions.  That’s awful.  His career passer rating is 75.1.  That’s brutal.  Vince Young is a living, breathing, walking example of how quarterbacks sometimes receive too much credit when their team wins.

You will never hear fans give too much credit to an average linebacker or left tackle just because he plays for a winning team.  Fans won’t refer to the won-loss record of a starting offensive lineman who gives up sacks left and right.  That player won’t be considered good just because his team is 31-17 when he starts.  Somehow, this is exactly what happens with quarterbacks like Vince Young.

Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.

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