Vince Young is without a doubt a Texas Longhorns football legend. He locked up that honor with his incredible performance, winning the BCS National Championship against the defending champions USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl.
So it’s certainly understandable that Young’s opinion of the Texas football program might be a little, how shall I put this, skewed.
However, even that doesn’t explain what he said on Thursday on First Take when talking about future University of Texas quarterback Arch Manning.
“How much pressure is on this young man to live up to the last name on top of the rich history of the quarterback position at U.T.?” Keyshawn Johnson asked Young.
Quick aside… who is Key talking about when he says “the rich history of the quarterback position at U.T.” other than Vince Young? Chris Simms? Major Applewhite? Colt McCoy? Bobby Layne? Sorry… moving on.
Vince Young says playing quarterback at Texas is basically the same as playing in the NFL
“I mean Arch Manning he’s in a family that’s going to teach him the best way and how it works and feel like that’s not going to be an issue at all,” Young replied.
“I do know in the quarterback room, having these big time quarterbacks from Murphy, from Hudson Carr to Quinn, it’s going to be a heated competition in the quarterback room, which we all like and doesn’t do nothing but them better and makes them mentally tough, so that’s what we need.
“When you’re playing at the University of Texas, you’re pretty much an NFL quarterback already so you’re going to need to have that pressure and competition in the quarterback room.”
Sorry. Again, what?! Does he mean Shane Buechele? Sam Ehlinger? I’m so confused.
Apparently I am not the only one confused by Vince Young and Keyshawn Johnson’s statements about University of Texas quarterbacks.
Is this why guys don't get drafted from Texas anymore? Because they are technically already in the NFL?— Ryan (@brlogan8) July 14, 2022
Say sike lol— GirthBrooks18 (@GirthBrooks1888) July 14, 2022
Hudson Card is an NFL QB everybody!! Tyrone Swoopes is an NFL QB everybody!! David Ash is an NFL QB everybody! This is the worst take I’ve ever soon holy shit😂— Texas’ Actual Flagship (@JoshuaR09514402) July 14, 2022
Vince was an incredibly gifted athlete. His 6 on the wonderlic test shows those gifts stop at his shoulders.— LoanP (@LoanPoast) July 14, 2022