Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young was named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News on Thursday.
Young, who began this season just as he ended last year – as the backup to Kerry Collins, was reinserted into the lineup at the insistence of owner Bud Adams after the Titans stumbled to an 0-6 start.
In 10 games, the Titans went 8-2 with Young as the starter, and the fourth-year quarterback from Texas played a key role in Tennessee’s resurgence.
Overall, Young completed 152 of 259 passes for 1,879 yards with 10 touchdown passes and seven interceptions.
Young’s most memorable game came against the Arizona Cardinals where he outdueled Matt Leinart, subbing for injured Kurt Warner, and led the Titans on a 99-yard drive, completing a TD pass to Kenny Britt as time expired for the game-winning score. Young finished 27 of 43 for a career-high 387 yards in that game.