Titans QB Young Opens Up to Esquire Magazine

Quarterbacking is all in the legs. You don’t even really need a good arm. Of course, I work on it all, but it’s all in the legs.

The kids in my neighborhood used to pick on me because my mom, she used to be strung out on drugs. They used to call me “crack baby.” I used to get talked about so much, I said, Man, I’m staying inside. My mother made me get out and play with the boys, because I was always around women. She wanted me to get aggressive. So I got aggressive.

The cluster of roses on my right shoulder is for the women in my life who raised me.

It’s hard
to express in words how important Steve McNair is to me.

I was a big kid. I always had to bring my birth certificate everywhere to prove I was a child, so they’d let me play.

One thing I will say about my mom is that even though she did her dirt — smoking, drugs, alcohol — she always woke up and went to work early the next morning after she had that long night.

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