Vince Young doesn’t understand why he’s not playing

As we’ve gathered from his recent tweets, Vince Young wants back in the NFL as a starting quarterback.

His best opportunity came this past week, when the Rams lost Sam Bradford to a torn ACL. Instead of dialing up Young, though, St. Louis settled on Brady Quinn and Austin Davis as insurance behind Kellen Clemens.

Itching to play, Young — and everyone close to him — is left scratching his head.

“Me and my wife and all my peers and fans, we’re all trying to figure this stuff out. I don’t have the slightest idea,” Young told SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt on Wednesday, via NFL.com. “It’s like a huge question mark over my head every day I wake up in the morning to take care of my responsibilities and know I should be playing. To not have one of those calls, it’s tough.”

Young, who’s accumulated a career 31-19 record as a starting QB, spent part of the preseason with the Packers. Though he didn’t play much, the 30-year-old showed he still has enough left in both his arms and legs to warrant some interest.

There has been a rash of quarterback injuries this season, so Young’s shot may be inevitable if the unfortunate trend continues.

Zack Kelberman
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