As if there was any doubt regarding the Patriots’ lack of interest in quarterback Mike Vick, owner Bob Kraft has plainly stated that Vick won’t be joining the team.
Several readers tell us (and Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe tweets) that Kraft told Sirius NFL Radio that it’s not happening.
The quote (possibly paraphrased) is as follows: “I feel we have the best player at the position in the world. Why would I want to sign a player that takes him off the field for a play?”
Though Kraft’s words don’t take into account the possibility of another season-ending injury, multiple ACLs would have to tear before Vick would hit the Pats’ radar screen.
UPDATE: Here’s the precise quote, from our friends at Sirius . . . “For us that’s an academic problem because we’ve got the #1 player at
that [QB] position in the world as far as I’m concerned and why would ever want
to do anything that would take him off the field for one play?” Said a league source in response: “That’s not good news for the Pats’ contract negotiator.”