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Michael Vick | Quarterback

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
College: Virginia Tech
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Michael Vick is expected to play in the Steelers' fourth preseason game Saturday.
Signed this week to back up Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers need to get Vick reps in the offense. He could play most of the second half. Aug 29 - 12:47 PM

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Steelers signed QB Michael Vick to a one-year contract.

He'll back up Ben Roethlisberger after Bruce Gradkowski was sent to injured reserve. Now 35, Vick's transformational athleticism is long gone, and with it, his ability to be anything more than a mediocre backup. Vick completed just 52.9 percent of his 121 attempts for the Jets last season, and has a mere 10 total touchdowns over his past 17 appearances. The Steelers will hope he doesn't have to make starts behind the mostly-durable Roethlisberger.
Aug 25 - 7:41 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will personally work out free agent Michael Vick on Tuesday.

Tomlin wants to see for himself if Vick has enough left in the tank to back up Ben Roethlisberger if Bruce Gradkowski (dislocated finger) is done for the season. Vick's game has been in steady, steep decline, but he's a much better option than third-stringer Landry Jones, who doesn't look like he belongs in the NFL.
Aug 25 - 5:26 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent QB Michael Vick will meet with the Steelers.

The Steelers bringing in Vick could indicate backup Bruce Gradkowski's finger injury is a concern. Vick has not played well in four years and has not had much interest on the open market, but he is still more trustworthy than Landry Jones as Ben Roethlisberger's backup. No matter who is in reserve, the Steelers will struggle if Big Ben goes down.
Aug 25 - 10:37 AM

The Jets are still planning to sign a veteran quarterback.

It's been a week since Geno Smith broke his jaw, but GM Mike Maccagnan isn't rushing into a signing. The team has already reached out to Michael Vick and Rex Grossman. Vick makes the most sense for a variety of obvious reasons.
Aug 18 - 2:08 PM

The Jets checked in with Michael Vick's agent about the team's opening at quarterback.

According to NFL Network's Rand Getlin, the Jets and Vick both "determined that it wasn't in their best interests to resume their professional relationship." It didn't look like the 35-year-old had much left in the tank last year after posting his lowest passer rating since 2001. If Vick does get another shot in the NFL, it's unlikely to come with the Jets.
Aug 12 - 9:05 AM

The New York Daily News reports the Jets plan to sign a veteran quarterback after Geno Smith broke his jaw on Tuesday.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has hinted it could be Michael Vick. Vick is the best available of an otherwise sorry lot, including Matt Flynn, Brady Quinn and a host of other career No. 2/3s. Vick would not be in the mix to start in the Big Apple, instead backing up Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Aug 11 - 2:59 PM

Coach Rex Ryan told PFT Live on Friday that the Bills considered signing free agent Michael Vick, but believed his odds of success were slim in Buffalo's bad weather.

Vick has notoriously small hands. "Our conditions are a little different than most teams," said Ryan. "And Mike will tell you, he’s not built really for a bad weather quarterback. He doesn’t have great big hands, and the weather affects him some. And he’d be the first one to tell you." The Bills know they don't have a legitimate quarterback, and Ryan acknowledged as much Friday by revealing their flirtation with Vick in addition to suggesting they might not name a starter until game day of Week 1. It's going to be an ugly year for offense in western New York.
Aug 7 - 3:25 PM

Free agent Michael Vick tweeted on Thursday that he's staying "ready."

Specifically, "#READY." Vick's post was accompanied by a short video of him throwing a pass at the end of an agility drill. Now 35, Vick has previously said he expects he may not get a roster shot until someone else gets hurt in camp. Vick is still a plus athlete, and has loads of experience, but his on-field effectiveness has been in methodical decline.
Jul 23 - 4:58 PM

Michael Vick believes he'll need an injury to get a shot at an NFL roster.

Quarterbacks such as Terrelle Pryor, Bruce Gradkowski, Tim Tebow and Blaine Gabbert all have jobs right now. Vick, who turns 35 later this month, is still hoping to get another chance. PFT suggests Vick's stature and desire to start games keeps him from being an ideal backup. He's also proven to be extremely injury-prone and a turnover machine over the last five years.
Jun 9 - 10:14 AM

Free agent QB Michael Vick is working out with former NFL WR Chris Chambers in hopes of latching on with a team.

Chambers works with both rookies and veterans, training them for NFL opportunities. "Last two weeks, he has done phenomenal. There are several teams that want him," Chambers said of Vick. "He wanted to be on a winning team. He wants to play three years. Eventually, he wants to start again." Vick, who turns 35 in June, has attracted no known interest since free agency opened.
May 14 - 11:46 AM

Pro Football Talk reports free agent Michael Vick still intends to play this season.

Vick has not generated any interest so far this offseason, but that could change as teams start looking for veteran depth following the draft. On a steady decline since his 2010 Pro-Bowl campaign, Vick is nothing more than an underwhelming backup at this point in his career. He will not be a guaranteed a roster spot.
Apr 11 - 12:10 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini speculates free agent Michael Vick may draw some interest from the Ravens.

With nobody of note behind Joe Flacco on the depth chart, the Ravens will be linked with a host of backup quarterbacks this offseason. With former Jets OC Mary Mornhinweg now the quarterbacks coach in Baltimore, Vick to the Ravens makes some sense, but he would be a terrible fit for Marc Trestman's offense. He will likely be a backup somewhere else in 2015.
Feb 28 - 9:11 AM

Metro New York reports the Jets will let Michael Vick test free agency.

One source said a return to the Jets is possible, but New York will let him set his value on the free-agent market. Vick was terrible when called on in 2014 and does not have the juice to be the playmaker he was even two years ago. He will find work this offseason, but Vick will not be guaranteed a roster spot come September.
Feb 14 - 11:25 AM

Impending free agent Michael Vick believes he has a "good, solid two years" left in his career.

Neither the film nor the numbers support that, as Vick was an ineffective mess when called on in 2014. Going on 35, Vick was a transformational athlete in his prime, but just doesn't have the juice he did even 2-3 years ago. Vick will undoubtedly crack someone's offseason roster, but won't be guaranteed to remain there come Week 1.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 03:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Michael Vick
3Landry Jones
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Dri Archer
4Josh Harris
5Jawon Chisholm
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Will Johnson
2Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3David Nelson
4Eli Rogers
5Brelan Chancellor
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Martavis Bryant
3Sammie Coates
4Tyler Murphy
5Shakim Phillips
WR31Martavis Bryant
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Jesse James
4Ray Hamilton
5Rob Blanchflower
K1Josh Scobee
2Garrett Hartley