Michael Vick wants to be a starting quarterback again. He lost his starting job this season to Nick Foles and the Eagles excelled with Foles as the starting quarterback. Vick seemed to be a perfect fit in Chip Kelly’s offense at the start of the season, but then that old injury bug came back up to bite him and allowed Foles to get an opportunity. Vick never was able to get that starting job back and now he wants to find a new home this offseason.
Where can Vick find a home as a starting quarterback?
There are a few teams that will be looking for starting quarterbacks this offseason in which he would be a potential fit:
The Raiders shuffled between Matt McGloin and Terrelle Pryor this season and both showed some potential at times, but neither of them seem to fit as the starting quarterback for that team moving ahead. Vick wouldn’t be the answer for the future, but he could be the starter for a solid 3-4 years to buy some time for the Raiders to groom a new quarterback in the draft.
New York Jets
Geno Smith has an up-and-down season with the Jets last season and that is expected with a young quarterback thrown into the fire. Adding a veteran onto the roster that could push for the starting job might be something that the team would look at. Vick is still a playmaker on offense when he has the football. It seems to be a nice fit in New York. Both quarterbacks can compete for the starting position. If Geno proves to be better than Vick, then Vick will know that he is done and Geno will know he has arrived.
The Vikings have a high draft pick this season and will likely spend it on a quarterback. If for some reason they don’t like who is available at their position, then they could ride out a couple of seasons with Vick as the starting quarterback. Vick and Adrian Peterson in the backfield and he could launch bombs out to Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson. Sounds like a nice gig for Vick.