BQB-Site.com would like to congratulate Vince Young for being
named as the EA Sports Madden 2008
Young while appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday gave the
announcement as part of the kickoff promotion for the newest version the
popular NFL video game that is endorsed by NFL Hall of Fame coach and analyst
John Madden. Young was thrilled to be the player and said “It is truly
an honor for me to be on the cover of Madden NFL 08 , every NFL player dreams
of being on the cover,” said Young. “After being named Rookie of the Year and
going to the Pro Bowl my first season – this is a perfect way to start my
second season in the NFL.”
Now Young will try to avoid one of his tougher opponents the "Madden Jinx". In recent years players such as Eddie George, Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb, Marshall Faulk, and Shaun Alexander have endured injury prone seasons after appearing on the cover. We believe that Young will break the jinx. He already has moved past appearing on the Sports Illustrated cover and showed that he was a player to be watched this past season winning the Rookie of the Year award in the NFL.
I know V.Y will be up to the Madden Challenge. I was
lucky enough to see first-hand the desire and fire that he possesses.
When I talked to him at the Heisman Trophy presentation in December of 2005,
he was majorly fired up about not winning an award he thought he deserved. He took his passion out in the Rose Bowl against USC
and led Texas to monumental victory and a National Championship. Young
then brought a "chip on his shoulder" into the NFL arising from questions during the
draft process (Wonderlic, Throwing Style, etc) and teams passing on him
(3rd Overall Pick). He took that fire and became the first rookie
quarterback to go to a NFL Pro Bowl after starting 11 games for the Titans.
He finished his great rookie year with an 8-3 record as a starter
and passed for 2199 yards w/ 12 TD's. He also ran for 552 yards w/ 7
TD's, which was the first time a rookie quarterback in
NFL history had exceed 500 rushing yards.
-- Submitted by Lloyd Vance