Vince Young understood the significance of his first start as a Philadelphia Eagle. With the Eagles season in jeopardy at 4-6, the team had to defeat the New York Giants in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. Young managed the Eagles well and led the team to a 17-10 victory. Young recently spoke with rolling out about playing with the Eagles, his relationship with Michael Vick and how he’s giving back to his community.–amir shaw
Take us back for a minute. When did you realize that football could change your life?
I fell in love with football when I was 6 years-old. My mom signed me up and I have played ever since. My high school coach talked to me a lot and told me I had the potential to go to the NFL. He made sure that I stayed focused so that I could go to college and get an education. I started to focus on details of my game and I realized that hard work could take me to that next level.
You’re know working behind Michael Vick. Do you believe you will be an NFL starter again?
My future in the NFL is still huge. Right now, I’m learning the west coast offense. I’m learning from Andy Reid and guys who have been around the game for a long time. They have developed a lot of great quarterbacks in the NFL. I want to sit back and learn. When I get another chance to be a starter, I will take advantage of it.
How is your relationship with Michael Vick?
Working with Michael Vick has been cool. We had a good relationship before being teammates. It’s about us both going to work and being able to lead the team. We work together well. Our plan is to win a Super Bowl.
What are you doing to give back to the Houston community?
I make sure to let our young generation know that they can achieve anything if they put the work into. They have to take advantage of things that are out there. Generation Texas is an organization that I work with and it gives the youth guidance on how to get to where they want to be. I want every kid to succeed. I play my role by helping out with scholarships and providing books for students who are in need. It keeps me humble knowing that I can help with their future.