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Michael Vick | Quarterback

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
College: Virginia Tech
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Michael Vick still considers himself a "legitimate starting quarterback in this league."
"I feel like I can compete with the best of them," Vick said Tuesday. "I feel like I can win football games." Vick's play and health have both steadily eroded in recent years, but he likely still has the edge on Geno Smith. If he doesn't, Vick proved with Nick Foles that he's able and willing to mentor a young teammate. Mar 25 - 10:07 PM

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Jets signed QB Michael Vick to a one-year, $5 million contract.

The deal was reported just minutes after the release of Mark Sanchez. The Jets get their top choice at quarterback, reuniting Vick with former OC Marty Mornhinweg. Vick threw for 1,215 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions over six starts with the Eagles last year, completing just 54.6 percent of his passes. Despite his obvious decline over the past three seasons, Vick's veteran skill-set should make him the favorite for the starting job over Geno Smith. Rex Ryan is (again) entering a make-or-break year in 2014.
Mar 21 - 6:48 PM

The New York Daily News reports free agent QB Michael Vick will visit the Jets on Friday.

This will be Vick's first official visit of free agency. Reports out of New York have consistently maintained that he is the Jets' top choice at quarterback, as they want him to provide both mentoring and competition for Geno Smith. Vick had arguably the best year of his career with the Eagles in 2010 under offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who now holds the same position with the Jets. Even at age 34, Vick would be a heavy favorite to beat out Smith in an open camp battle.
Mar 19 - 9:56 AM

According to ProFootballTalk, there are "indications" free agent Michael Vick could be moving toward a decision.

It was originally suspected that Vick would wait until after the draft so he could assess the quarterback landscape and choose a destination that would fulfill his desire to be a starter. But after watching Matt Cassel, Chad Henne and Josh McCown get deals, options are drying up. PFT suggests the Raiders, Texans, Browns, Jets, Bills and Titans as possible suitors.
Mar 19 - 9:17 AM

According to the New York Post, free agent Michael Vick remains the Jets' top choice at quarterback.

With Josh McCown off the market, Vick is clearly the Jets' top choice. But they want someone to come in as Geno Smith's backup and only take over if he falters. Vick, on the other hand, wants a legitimate chance to start. He's going to take his time -- possibly until after May's draft -- to see how the quarterback landscape shakes out. The Raiders remain an option.
Mar 13 - 9:38 AM

According to the NFL Network, talks between the Jets and free agent Michael Vick have hit a "roadblock."

The roadblock is reportedly Vick wanting a starting job. That's interesting, because it suggests either the Jets have a stronger commitment to Geno Smith than they've let on, or Vick doesn't want to fight for snaps. If Vick thinks he's going to be handed a starting gig at this point in his career without competing for it, he's kidding himself. Reporter Kim Jones says the two sides could revisit a deal in the future. Right now, Vick's best landing spot looks like the rudderless Raiders.
Mar 11 - 9:23 PM

Sources tell ESPN New York that the Jets have "definite interest" in free agent Michael Vick.

The Jets continue to look like the most logical landing spot for Vick. He flourished under current OC Marty Mornhinweg in Philly and the Jets are searching for competition -- as well as a mentor -- for Geno Smith. Vick's clear-cut paths to starting jobs are drying up with the Vikings and Jaguars re-signing Matt Cassel and Chad Henne, respectively. The Raiders and Bills remain in play.
Mar 11 - 5:22 PM

SI's Peter King suggests the 49ers as a possible backup plan for free agent QB Michael Vick.

The obvious landing spots for Vick are places that can offer him a chance to compete for the starting job. King says the Jets make the most sense and lists the Raiders as well. But if those opportunities dry up, backup jobs with the Eagles and 49ers will come into play. Colin Kaepernick's No. 2 right now is McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Last year's backup, Colt McCoy, is a free agent.
Source: SI.com
Mar 10 - 9:18 AM

Free agent Michael Vick is unlikely to sign with the Jaguars or Vikings after they re-signed Chad Henne and Matt Cassel, respectively.

PFT's Mike Florio reports that the Jaguars' "interest" in Vick may not have been genuine, and may have been floated to the media in an effort to get Henne to agree to terms. The Vikings were never really thought to be a realistic option, either. Other teams that could have interest in a veteran quarterback include the Jets, Bills, Texans, Bucs, and Raiders. The Jets make a lot of sense for Vick.
Mar 8 - 2:36 PM

The Associated Press reports free agent Michael Vick could still end up re-signing with the Eagles.

According to a source, Vick could return if he "doesn't find the right fit elsewhere." Speaking in January, Vick himself said he'd be willing to return if "all else fails," so it's not exactly news. Vick has been linked to essentially every quarterback-needy team. He's likely moving on.
Mar 6 - 10:32 PM

A source tells Profootballtalk that free agent Michael Vick could become a serious option for the Vikings if they fail to re-sign Matt Cassel.

Outside of Adrian Peterson, it's the first time Vick has been linked to the Vikings. He'd make the Vikes more competitive than Cassel, but would be a far poorer bet to stay healthy. The league's anonymous sources have yet to identify a favorite for Vick's services.
Mar 6 - 9:23 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Jaguars could be interested in free agent Michael Vick.

Per Rapsheet, the Jags still want to re-sign Chad Henne, "but would be in" on Vick or Josh McCown. Vick has been linked to just about every quarterback-needy team, but a favorite for his services hasn't emerged. The Jags would have no need for Vick if they keep Henne as their bridge quarterback.
Mar 6 - 4:19 PM

Adrian Peterson tweeted his desire for the Vikings to sign free agent QB Michael Vick.

Peterson never shies from giving personnel advice. This offseason, he's stated he doesn't want the Vikings to roll with a first-round rookie, instead preferring they re-sign Matt Cassel. Now he took to Twitter to say he believes Vick would instantly make the Vikings a playoff team. Peterson's desire to win now is understandable entering his age-29 season. The problem is that Vick would be a heavy underdog to stay healthy long enough to reach January. ESPN's Adam Schefter has previously written that he doesn't see the Vikings going after Vick.
Mar 6 - 10:25 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter would not be surprised if the Bills "made a run" at free agent Michael Vick.

This jibes with recent whispers that the Bills aren't sold on last year's first-round pick, E.J. Manuel. Schefter says the Bills have "always liked Vick" and "debated pursuing him in the past," adding that the 34-year-old could be ideal camp competition for Manuel and Thad Lewis. It sounds far-fetched, but the Bills are closer to being playoff contenders than most believe. They had the league's No. 10 defense and won six games in spite of Manuel's 42.2 QBR in 10 starts.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 3 - 12:43 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter stated on the Ross Tucker Podcast that he "definitely" expects the Jets to be "in play" for free agent Michael Vick when the market opens.

Schefter indicated the Jets' interest in Vick is stronger than their desire to sign fellow free agent Josh McCown. "I don't expect Michael Vick to be back in Philadelphia," said Schefter. "...And then he's gonna have to decide what's the best circumstance for him moving forward. I think the Jets will be in play. ... I definitely think the Jets will have some level of interest in Michael Vick. Definitely." The Jets would view Vick as a training camp competitor with beleaguered sophomore quarterback Geno Smith. At age 34, Vick should be priced affordably.
Mar 2 - 3:08 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Michael Vick
2Geno Smith
3Matt Simms
RB1Chris Johnson
2Chris Ivory
3Bilal Powell
4Mike Goodson
5Alex Green
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Chris Johnson
3RB1Chris Johnson
2Bilal Powell
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Eric Decker
2Stephen Hill
3Clyde Gates
4Michael Campbell
5Dwight Jones
WR21David Nelson
2Jeremy Kerley
3Greg Salas
4Jacoby Ford
5Saalim Hakim
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Zach Sudfeld
3Konrad Reuland
4Colin Anderson
5Chris Pantale
K1Nick Folk