Being an NFL rookie can be a daunting task. That is why it's important to have strong leadership from veterans who have been there before. Guys like Adam "PacMan" Jones. Yes, it seems that Pacman Jones has decided to take Young under his wing and show him the ropes.
No word on when Pacman will give Young a tour of the Nashville PD holding facilities.
Young, according to some dude on the radio today, will be hosting a party with Jones and LenDale White. That's a group you want your franchise quarterback to hang out with. Young is reportedly close to signing a $50M deal with the Titans and White will likely make a good chunk of change, too. You would think somebody on the management team would want to separate Jones from all of the rookies.
Unless, of course, they are going for some sort of "scared straight" type of deal.
Things have gone downhill for Young following his victory in the Rose Bowl. From criticism for his limp-wristed throwing motion, hiring Major Dad as his agent, the wonderlic test and the media-whoring reality television series, things haven’t been so rosy for Young who looks to be come the second coming of Jeff George.
And really, you know that contract is bound to surpass Ricky Williams for most ill-fated rookie contract in NFL history. You could see those negotiations going the same way Kramer's negotiation went with that coffee company on Seinfeld.
Floyd Reese: "Vince, we are ready to offer you five…"
Vince Young: "I’ll take it!"
Floyd Reese: "Five… hundred thousand over five years."
Not that it would matter. If Young couldn’t afford a car, Jones would easily teach him how to steal one.