The Michael Vick – New York Jets speculation has been churning since the days leading up to day 1 of free agency, and now, there is confirmation that Vick is in a New York state of mind.
According to a report by Eliot Shorr of NJ.com, the former Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback is scheduled to visit the New York Jets over the upcoming weekend. If signed, Vick would be reunited with former offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg who know holds the same title with the Jets. It would also mean Marc Sanchez’s time with the Jets would come to a screeching halt.
Although Rex Ryan and the rest of the Jets coaching staff wouldn’t immediately name Vick their starter, the opportunity would likely be front and center following Geno Smith’s disastrous rookie season. Furthermore, Vick would be asked to mentor Smith who shares a similar skill sets.
If Vick would leave New York without a deal other reported teams to have interest in the veteran left-handed signal caller are the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders.
The intention was never for Michael Vick to be a permanent fixture within the Eagles organization. Brought to the team in 2009 after his prison sentence by former head coach Andy Reid, the mission to get Vick re-involved was a success. And despite venturing out to see what location provides him with the best opportunities, the door remains open for his return to the Eagles nest as Nick Foles backup.