With Jim Nantz of CBS telling Dan Patrick of NBC (I’m contractually required to say that) that Nantz has a “hunch” Mike Vick will pick a new team today, we decided that we’d better drop our latest PFTV segment before Vick puts his Herbie Hanratty on a contract.
[UPDATE: Nantz sounded even more confident during an appearance on The Scott & BR Show on XX 1090 in San Diego. "I don't think there's any question that we're going to be hearing that Michael Vick has signed with a team, and I think it probably will be today," Nantz said. Nantz works with James Brown at CBS. Brown has interviewed Vick. So while Nantz claims to have no inside knowledge, if Vick signs today we'll be developing a hunch that Nantz was in the loop.]
Meanwhile, our pal Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times has suggested that the talk of an impending deal is off the mark, and that Vick’s plan at the point entails waiting for a quarterback injury.
Still, to be safe, we’d better cue the swanky new NBC video player.