Michael Vick's career in Philadelphia is likely over, but his next job might not be too far away. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that the New York Jets could be a landing spot for the veteran pending free agent quarterback.
With #Jets is Vick’s former offensive coordinator, Marty Mornhinweg. From what I understand, there is mutual respect. Vick could help Geno— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 24, 2014
This isn't the first time the Jets have come up as potential Vick suitors. An ESPN report from earlier in the month also mentioned the Jets were likely to have interest in Vick. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were also been mentioned as a destination for Vick. Here's what I wrote back at the time:
The Jets could use an upgrade at quarterback given the uninspiring rookie performance from second round draft pick Geno Smith. In 16 games played, Smith threw 247/443 (55.8%) for 3,046 yards, 12 TD to 21 INT, 4 fumbles, and a 66.5 QB rating. Jets GM John Idzik wouldn't commit to Smith as the 2014 starter. Former first round pick Mark Sanchez isn't a viable option and might not be back with the team. The Jets won't be in good position to draft a top signal caller given their draft spot at at No. 18 in the 2014 NFL Draft. Enter Vick, who used to play for former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Jets head coach Rex Ryan is under pressure to produce results and signing Vick could be NYJ's best chance at winning now.
Vick has stated several times this offseason that he still sees himself as a starting quarterback in the NFL. Given the emergence of Nick Foles, there is no longer room for Vick as a starter in Philadelphia. Eagles General Manager said as much last week, "When we talk about Mike Vick that there's not an opportunity for a starting spot, I think that's a reflection on Nick Foles."
Along with Josh McCown, Vick is one of the best quarterbacks options on the free agent market. He could make perfect sense for a team that's looking for a stop-gap option.