Young: QBs Face Pressure Black or White

By: Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press
By: Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee quarterback Vince Young has heard Donovan McNabb talk about his belief that black quarterbacks face more scrutiny than whites. That doesn't mean Young necessarily agrees.

"Black or white quarterbacks, we all go through something because that's the life of a quarterback," Young said after a light practice Wednesday.

"You've got to be able to handle all the pressure. You've got to be able to handle the losses. You've got to be able to handle the media. If you can't handle it, you've got to get off that position and go play something else."

Young is the third black to start at quarterback for this franchise. They won a bidding war to sign Warren Moon to a contract in 1984, drafted Steve McNair with the third pick overall in 1995 and used that same draft pick on Young in 2006.

Young said he respects every quarterback in the NFL and that everyone is entitled to his opinion.

"That's not my fight to fight. Right now over here the Tennessee Titans, we're trying to go to the playoffs. I can't worry about all the other stuff going on," Young said.


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