RICO WILL RETURN, TOO
Posted by Mike Florio on January 26, 2009, 11:02 p.m. EST
On Sunday, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that veteran quarterback Kerry Collins will return as the starter for Titans in 2009.
But Collins’ return as the top man on the depth chart doesn’t mean that the backup, a top-five pick three years ago, will be traded or cut.
Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that the Titans also intend to bring back Vince Young. Schefter’s report echoes comments made last month by owner Bud Adams.
Per Schefter, Young will return as the primary backup to Collins.
For his efforts, Young will receive a base salary of $2.16 million in 2009.
The following season, however, Young’s base salary skyrockets to $7.5 million. Even if there’s no salary cap in 2010, it’s a huge amount to pay to a guy who might not be playing.
And so it appears that 2010 will be Young’s “up-or-out” year with the Titans.