Michael Vick Signs with the New York Jets

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former Eagles passer Michael Vick has a new home and will be wearing a new shade of green and white this season.

Michael Vick will not be a backup in Philadelphia next season. The former Eagles quarterback has signed with the New York Jets, according to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter. It's a one-year contract worth up to $5 million. The 33-year-old passer said that he wanted to start and now he will have the opportunity to battle for that role against Geno Smith.

Vick spent five seasons in Philadelphia and became of the NFL's best turnaround stories. He revitalized his career and his personal life while with the Eagles and became a great locker room guy and leader. Vick appeared in 54 games (42 starts) for Philadelphia over his tenure and produced 9,984 passing yards and 57 touchdowns to go along with 33 interceptions. He also had 1,998 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns on the ground.

He lost his starting job to second-year Nick Foles midway through last season. Foles went on to have an impressive season, which led to a Pro Bowl selection. With the younger passer being viewed as the current starter, Vick decided to go elsewhere. Unfortunately for Vick, durability has always been his biggest issue, which likely played a part in his smaller market. He was also coming over a seven-game season in which he had just 1,215 passing and 306 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns to go with five turnovers.

Interestingly enough, the Jets have been reported to have interest in available Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Could Jackson and Vick team up again in New York? Only time will tell.

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