Decoding the NFL salary cap usually requires a room full of PhD's, two abacuses (abaci?) and one santaria candle. Much thanks then to ESPN.com blogger Paul Kuharsky, who crunched the numbers and found near-irrefutable proof that Vince Young will no longer be a Titan after the 2009 season.
Barring a scenario where he replaced an injured Kerry Collins and had an MVP season or won a Super Bowl as the starter -- and maybe even in the context of such unlikely events -- it's unfathomable that Young will be a Titan under this contract in 2010 -- when he's due a $4.25 roster bonus, a $7.5 million base salary and would cost $14.21against the cap under contract and only $4.29 million if he was taken off the roster in 2010.So, according to the salary cap, if the Titans don't cut or trade Young by next year he'll be paid like a franchise quarterback. In short, come 2010 he becomes a Cap Killer. And that's why, barring some major restructuring, he'll no longer be in Nashville.