Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick loves the city and organization, and he also has a close relationship with franchise QB Nick Foles. Even though Vick would be amicable to re-signing with the team this offseason, it’s clear that he would prefer to sign with a team that would give him a shot at starting. He’s not going to start for the Eagles any time soon, and he’s made it well-known that his ultimate goal at this point is to continue starting in this league. That’s not surprising, especially since he still believes he’s of starting quality. Based on some of the quarterback situations last season, Vick would have been a starter for multiple franchises and should get a training camp battle with someone.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will “likely” show interest in Vick this offseason, and he’s going to be an interesting free agent to watch. Not only is he a big name, but there is a legitimate chance of him being fielded as a starting quarterback next year. The Bucs and Jets probably won’t be the only teams to kick the tires on Vick, and it will be interesting to see how much interest teams have in bringing Vick aboard as a starter. If he isn’t given a fair shot at starting, then I can’t see him signing on with that team.
It would make sense for the Buccaneers to bring in Vick as an established veteran, especially since both he and Mike Glennon have opposite styles. Glennon deserves to have at least another year as the starter, but the Bucs would be wise to bring in some form of competition (or at least a solid backup).
As for the Jets, Geno Smith is still locked in as “the guy” after being the team’s second-round pick, but it wouldn’t be far-fetched to think that the Jets could bring in a guy to compete with him. However, I actually think the Buccaneers have more of a chance of signing Vick than the Jets do.