Agent: Young did not ask for trade
Granderson: Why can't VY ask for help?
In the macho world of sports, Vince Young can't admit that it's his brain that's hurting, writes LZ Granderson. Story
Major Adams said that Young intends to remain in Tennessee and battle Kerry Collins for the No. 1 quarterback position. Adams' reaction was first reported in the City Paper in Nashville.
"Vince's desire has always been to compete for the starting quarterback job in Tennessee," Adams said late Tuesday night. "Even before they drafted him, they asked him if he thought he could compete for the starting role, and he said yes. He has always been a starter and that is his mind-set."
Adams said Young worked out at the Titans' Baptist Sports Park on Monday and was planning to attend an event hosted by team owner Bud Adams this week.
"If he didn't have a desire to stay there, he wouldn't be doing any of that," Adams said.
Young's comments to WMAR-TV on Saturday indicated a willingness to leave the Titans if he could not be the starter this season.
"Definitely I want to be in there playing ball and picking up where I left off, winning games and having a good time with my teammates and fans," Young told the station. "But at the same time if them guys don't want me in there, it's time for me to make a career change for myself.
"The fact is I'm ready to play ball, and if they're not ready for me to play ball, somebody is," he said.
Young and the Titans will likely have to come to some sort of resolution after the season, regardless of whether he starts, because of a salary cap figure that jumps to $14 million in 2010.
"We're just going to have to let this season play out and see what happens from there," Young's agent said.
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