*Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young texted coach Jeff Fisher an apology Tuesday for his actions and words after a chain of events that culminated with him walking out on the team.
Fisher confirmed for reporters Wednesday that he received the text but that he would have preferred a face-to-face discussion with Young.
In the text, a source told ESPN that Young thanked Fisher for the opportunity to play for the Titans and wished him and the team good luck for the rest of the season. Young ended the text by asking Fisher to have more faith and confidence in him moving forward, and said that they each wanted the same thing — to win a Super Bowl.
As previously reported, Young needs season-ending surgery to repair a flexor tendon in his right thumb, which he injured in the third quarter of a 19-16 loss to Washington.
Things became even messier for Young and the 5-5 Titans after that.
Young, who tossed his pads into the stands while leaving the field, got into a heated exchange with Fisher and stormed out of the stadium.
Fisher confirmed that he instructed Young to leave the team’s facility Monday because he was not welcome at the squad meeting that was held to discuss the quarterback’s volatile standing with the team.
“There has been speculation that he has been banned,” Fisher said. “That is not correct.”
Young, who has been placed on injured reserve, will be allowed to seek treatment at the team’s facility for his thumb.
Earlier this week, Titans owner Bud Adams reportedly said he wants his quarterback and coach to “get this thing settled.” It’s unclear whether their relationship is irreconcilable.
“I think there will be a conversation at some point,” Fisher said. “I’m not going to put a timetable on it. He’s on injured reserve, and we’re moving on.”