There have been no hard links between the former Heisman trophy winner and the Redskins besides the fact that the team needs a quarterback and that Young needs a team.
Washington does have a tendency to acquire big-name free agents in the offseason–they traded for Jason Taylor, Albert Haynesworth, and Donovan McNabb each of the last three years–so they idea isn’t exactly far-fetched.
That is, until Casserly all but ruled out the move on Friday.
“I surveyed all the NFL teams looking for a starting QB,” Casserly, who served as the Redskins GM from 1977 to 1999, told Todd Wright of Sporting News Radio. “None of them want Vince Young as their starting QB”.
It is all but certain that Casserly is including the Redskins in this survey. With McNabb fading out of the picture and Rex Grossman merely a temporary option, Mike Shanahan will likely use the team’s 10th overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft on a quarterback. Auburn’s Cam Newton, if still available, seems like the most logical fit.
Young, on the other hand, has been most commonly linked with the Minnesota Viking and Arizona Cardinals, although both teams played down their interest in the 27-year-old. The Titans insist they’d rather trade Young than release him, but considering he is due $8.5 million in 2011, he won’t be easy to move.