Young the Titans' starter, but Collins' status remains to be seen

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m.
Posted By Mike Wilkening

Vince Young will be the Titans' starting quarterback in 2010, head coach Jeff Fisher said at his season-ending press conference. In 10 starts in 2009, Young led the Titans to eight wins, and his performance and vastly improved preparation and comportment gave hope that the best still might be yet to come for the No. 3 overall pick in the 2006 draft. Fisher noted that he'd like Kerry Collins, the top backup to Young, to finish his career with the Titans, and he said he believed Collins, 37, would be fine with being a backup quarterback. Collins is signed through the 2010 season at a relatively high salary ($5.5 million), and even he has suggested money will be an issue in whether he returns next season. "I'm supposed to make a pretty good chunk of change next year, so I can't imagine they're going to pay me that kind of money to be a backup," he said in the week before the season finale.


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