Vince Young will not be playing for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012. The oft-maligned quarterback will be testing the waters of free agency, searching for a new team and a new town to call home. Eagles head coach Andy Reid apparently told Young that the Eagles can't keep him because, well, he's just too darn good! No, really. That's the reason the Eagles gave Young. Andy Reid may just be the most caring and thoughtful coach in all of sports. Read the full comment after the jump.
JasonB at Bleeding Green Nation relayed Young's accounting of his conversation with Reid.
"One of the biggest things there was I asked Andy, ‘could I be part of the team again?' He was like ‘I would love for you to stay here but you're not a backup quarterback' so when I heard the big guy, big red, say that it showed me more confidence and more respect that he had for me when he said he wanted to see me somewhere playing. I can truly understand that and they wanted to give Mike Kafka a little more of a chance to go out and compete and backup up Mike Vick but basically he didn't see me backing up again. He felt like I should be starting somewhere and playing so that's just the respect he had for me and saw the hard work that I put in to get better as quarterback last year with those guys."
This quote may very well go down in the list of All-Time Great Moments in Tact, alongside your parents telling you that your work in the fourth-grade play was great and you were the star of the show. You weren't. You were the worst Three of Hearts that the "Alice in Wonderland" mythos has ever known. Now it can be told.
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