Former Eagles quarterback Michael Vick could be returning to the NFC East in 2015. No, it won't be with the Eagles. Instead, if Vick has his way, it will be with the team Vick once scored six touchdowns against in a game dubbed the Monday Night Massacre: the Washington Redskins. Quotes via Newsday:
"That's home. That's home for me. Don't get me excited. Don't get me excited." [...] "I'm open to playing for anybody that wants to win. But obviously, going back home, I mean, that'll be a dream come true. But I would hate to get my hopes up for something that wouldn't happen. So I can't even think about it right now.
While it almost seems crazy that anyone would really want to play for a dysfunctional organization like Washington, Vick's preference here is obviously connected to his roots. The Newport News, Virginia native would be closer to his hometown while playing in Washington than he ever has been in his NFL career (Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York).
As an added bonus for himself, Vick would reunited with former Eagles teammate DeSean Jackson. Vick even said that the two talked about joining forces in New York.
"Being honest, yeah, we talked about it once I signed. And of course, DeSean is my little brother. I'm not saying he wanted to follow me, but he also knows what type of player I am and I know how to get him the ball. I know his speed, I know his acceleration path, I know when he's coming out of his breaks. There's nobody that knows DeSean Jackson better than me. I think he knows that, and we were just trying to position ourselves to be together again, but it didn't work out.''
Vick hasn't done so well with the New York Jets. The veteran passer started out the season on the bench behind Geno Smith before eventually taking over for the struggling second-year quarterback. Then Vick was benched after he struggled as well.
Washington's quarterback situation is unclear (see: bad). Robert Griffin III has seemingly fallen out of favor considering he was benched for Colt McCoy. Vick wouldn't be a solution by any means but perhaps he could latch on as a backup.