Michael Vick sure has fallen from the top of the NFL pedestal hasn’t he? Vick has gone from league superstar, to potential backup quarterback to Geno Smith.
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, there is a “legitimate” chance that Vick will end up in New York, playing for Rex Ryan and the Jets. Here is an excerpt from a piece written by another NFL.com writer, Dan Hanzus:
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that, based on conversations in the past week, it’s clear the Jets are viewed as a legitimate possible landing spot for the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, according to sources informed of the Jets’ thinking.
If this were to transpire, I think every Pats fan in the country would rejoice. Sure, Vick brings a little bit of excitement to the field, but in terms of results, he may be just as bad as Geno Smith. From 2011-12, Vick started 25 games for the Eagles. In that time period, he threw 24 interceptions, and fumbled the ball seven times. And that was with a decent supporting cast. Can you imagine what would happen if he were to sign with the Jets? Man, Bill Belichick would have a field day with that. Rex Ryan has put together a nice defense, which is the exact opposite of his offensive unit. Vick’s would be thrown into an offense where the most productive receiver from 2013 was Jeremy Kerley. Maybe Tom Brady could make that work, but there is no way in hell that Vick would be able to manufacture a productive offense with a 5’9 receiver as his top target.
In some ways, I can understand why Ryan and company would want to go after Vick. They need a guy that can outscore Brady’s bunch (which Vick has shown he can do), and they need someone that will boost support from the fans (which Vick might be able to do). But at the end of the day, the NFL is all about possessing the football, and unfortunately, that is something Michael Vick doesn’t do well. For every spectacular 50 yard touchdown pass, you will get an equally as bad turnover, and when you play in the same division as Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, that won’t equal many victories.