Seahawks Spotlight: Should The Seahawks Take A Chance On Vince Young?

There is an interesting idea floating about the net today on whether or not the Seattle Seahawks should take a chance on embattled QB Vince Young.

The question was originally posed by a reader on and NFC West blogger Mike Sando fielded it. Sando thinks Young is a bit of a risk because of his personality but that he will come at a value as far as cost goes. He also says Young might be worth a look simply because the Seahawks QB situation is…well…not so good.

Personally, I hate the idea of bringing in Young. While Whitehurst is the only QB currently on the roster, I just don’t see Young coming in and making any sort of difference. He is a known drama magnet and the Seahawks have enough problems without turning the keys to their football team over to an unstable, emotional QB with a history of meltdowns.

If the Seahawks don’t think they can make a trade for say, a Kevin Kolb, then I think they should do everything they can to re-sign Matt Hasselbeck to a short-term deal and continue trying to develop Whitehurst, futile as that may be.

What other option is there? Do you think the Seahawks should go after Vince Young?

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  • Hawk_Eye

    I say why not, there is no risk here. Either he “buy in” to Pete Carroll’s way or you cut him. Nothing to lose except for maybe some of Paul Allen’s money. Vince Young has the most potential out of all the quarterbacks on the free market. All he’s ever done is won games. Isn’t that what it is all about?

  • Hanley Bonynge

    I don’t think VY is worth the risk either. Pete Carroll and John Schneider are building a team based on a strict system (as witnessed in the draft). Seattle’s superstars have never been primadonna’s (GP, Kemp, Hasselbeck, Edgar Martinez, Ichiro, etc.). It’s kind of the Seattle way. That isn’t to say Seattle sports is drama free, but we definitely don’t have players like VY, Brandon Marshall, Kobe Bryant, etc. on our teams. I am ok with being patient for a couple of season’s to see where Carroll/Schneider are headed. St. Louis is the team to beat in the division right now and the Seahawks are a few years behind the Rams, at best. If worse comes to worse, there are some good QBs in college that may come out next year, Andrew Luck being one of them. I say continue building step by step and don’t take chances on known head cases.

    Another thing is that if there does end up being a season with a shortened pre-season/training, then someone like Vince Young doesn’t have chance to really be evaluated like LenDale White did, before possibly doing some real damage when the games count. So the risk factor is amplified a bit.

  • NYhawker

    Yes, Yes, Yes. I’ve been posting this on comment boards since the end of last season. The guy gets way too bad of a wrap. There are QBs with worse character flaws in the league who awho are winning. If any coach in the league can lead a wayward player to redemption, it’s PC. Look who some of our top performers were this years: Mike Williams and Marshawn Lynch. Do it, Hawks, do it. What’s the downside? He won’t cost much, and if he acts up, cut him and through in Whitehurst.