Vince Young watched from the sideline as the backup quarterback in the Tennessee Titans' 37-19 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The question now becomes when exactly will Young's injured left knee and ankle allow him to return back to the lineup. The Titans travel to San Diego next Sunday before taking their bye week on Nov. 7.
Young, said offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger, was well enough to be the second quarterback despite not practicing all week with the injuries. But questions about his mobility were still in their minds. As for Young's availability, Heimerdinger said Young would have had to operate from the shotgun formation due to mobility issues had he entered the game.
It also sounds as if there is a chance Young could be back by next week, if he continues to progress in the healing process this week.
“He was much better today. He could have been the two. We put him at two,” Heimerdinger said. “One more week, and he'll be back, and we'll be fine. But we were still worried about him protecting himself and being able to move in the pocket. It was good that Kerry was able to go.”
Collins, according to a pre-game report on Fox, had a torn tendon on the middle finger of his throwing hand, but said it didn't bother him in the game. He completed 17 of 31 for 276 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.