Assuming there even is an NFL season this year (even one that isonly eight games long
), the Miami Dolphins will find themselves once again in a tough quarterback situation. There's been murmurs about signing a free agent all off-season, and the latest rumors center around the Tennessee Titan's Vince Young.
With Chad Pennington not coming back, that leaves the hopes of the franchise squarely on Chad Henne's robotic shoulders. So, The Miami Herald reports that Dolphins brass may sign Young once the labor dispute has been adverted. The former Longhorn has had a notoriously spotty NFL career, but did have a solid, though not spectacular, season with the Titans last year.
Though, the Dolphins seem to be worried about Young's maturity level and how he would handle being Henne's back-up.
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(One) official who has spoken with the Dolphins said there's concern about whether Young would be happy as a backup if Chad Henne beat him out. Remember, Young wasn't happy when he lost his job in Tennessee. Speaking about no one specifically, Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said, 'You can't guess about' a quarterback's 'accountability and dependability.' Those have been issues with Young."
Of course we want to see a full NFL season this year as much as anyone, but sometimes, in our deepest darkest hours of pondering the state of the Miami Dolphins, we think that the one upside of a missed season is the extra time the Fins would have to get their house and roster in order.