If there was any doubt, Vince Young will return as the starter for the Tennessee Titans next season.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher made the announcement during his season-ending news conference Monday, putting an immediate end to any offseason speculation. Young, who led the Titans to an 8-2 record when he was inserted into the lineup after an 0-6 start, carries a hefty contract in 2010, which led to speculation about his future in Tennessee. Young’s contract calls for a $4.25 million bonus in March and $7.5 million salary next season.
Fisher declined to discuss Young’s contract Monday, but said he see’s room for improvement in his game.
“He’s got a lot of room for improvement too. We all know that, all of our players do,” Fisher said. “He stands to improve and he’s committed to improve, that’s an important thing. If we look back at his experience this past week, that was a difficult experience for him against the Chargers. He met with me immediately after the game and came back on the field Wednesday as if it never happened. This was all a valuable learning experience for him.”