Start the Michael Vick to the Jets rumors

AP

The Jets don’t know what they will wind up doing with Mark Sanchez after the season, but it’s pretty clear that the Eagles will be parting ways with Michael Vick.

According to a report from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Vick would be “amenable” to coming to the Jets if Sanchez isn’t in the equation. On the Jets’ side, coach Rex Ryan is said to have an “affinity” for Vick and Mehta spoke to a Jets source who was all in favor of Vick coming to New York.

“Bring it on,” the source said. “He was hit too many times (behind a subpar offensive line) the last two years.”

Vick has turned the ball over 32 times over the last two seasons, which sounds pretty good when you compare it to Sanchez’s 50 giveaways but isn’t actually that much better in the larger sense of ball security. Playing behind a better offensive line might cut down on those turnovers, but the Jets’ offensive line hasn’t been great for much of the last two seasons.

Vick would certainly fit the profile of left-handed quarterbacks who can run and draw immense media coverage regardless of how (or if) they are playing, though. Given the likely loss of Tim Tebow, the Jets will have an opening for that spot in the offseason.

78 responses to “Start the Michael Vick to the Jets rumors

  1. Yeah, that offensive line in Philly was totally the only reason Vick wasn’t a Pro Bowler this season…

    Whoever is the #2 QB in New York next year will be starting after week 10.

  2. Vick & Ryan deserve each other. If Reid gets fired & the Jets end up with Vick it will end up being 4 coaches Vick will have killed when Rex gets fired. If Reid stays it will be three. The next coach to have Vick will get fired.

    As Jim Mora said years ago: Michael Vick is a coach killer.

    Coaches beware!!

  3. Why not have Vick and Tebow on the same roster? Both guys can run the same type of offense. That way if one goes down, no wholesale changes to the game plan or personnel…

  4. The Jets are the best soap opera in the NFL. While 31 other teams are trying to win games they’re trying to make the papers. Well played Jets … well played.

  5. The jets really are the most entertaining franchise in sports today, as long as you are not a fan……. Clowns

  6. please no for everyone’s sake of watching the jets on espn for half of the show in the offseason (pretty much what it has been lately anyways)

  7. I dont care where he goes, as long as its not the Jets. Would he be an upgrade to Sanchez, Yes. However he has also proven hes as inconsistent as him as well. Id also rather not have to deal with all the baggage he would bring along with him. As a fan I would not approve of this. Then again Its not like this team deserves someone better at this point with all the dumb front office moves as of late.

  8. From a QB that had 50 turnovers in the last 2 seasons to a QB that had “only” 32 turnovers in the last 2 seasons?
    This just shows how desperate the Jets really are.

    Those that fail to plan, plan to fail.

  9. Eagles had one of the highest rated offensive lines last season. Crippling injuries have made it a sieve this season. Anyway, Vick gets hit because he holds onto the ball too long and he has a longer delivery.

  10. Josh, did the source imply behind a weak offensive line or was that your own 2 cents? The Eagles’ line actually played great last year before the injuries. Real problem is Vick holds the ball too long and can not read defenses. Always been the case, but his 30-something legs can’t bail him out anymore. But I’m sure you or that “source” will get a nice Christmas card from Vick’s agent (unless of course the source is the agent).

  11. This move isn’t as crazy as some are going to make it out to be. And I’d dare say that he’s a perfect fit for the Jets “ground n pound” style.

    Vick isn’t the type of QB you want throwing the ball 40-50 times a game anyway. But he IS capable of bringing you back as we’ve seen several times over the last two years.

    Yes the turnovers are an issue but when you’re hit that many times, you’d have the yips too.

    How many times have the Eagles cost Vick a win because their defense couldn’t make a stop? The Jets defense is way better than the Eagles.

    I say why not? I think he’d make the Jets an instant playoff team in a relatively weak AFC Conference.

    And Eagles fans…when he does take the Jets to the playoffs while Nick Foles goes 6-8…no crying over spilt milk mmkay?

  12. Wow, this circus for the Jets just gets worse and worse. And y’all thought Dan Snyder was a bad owner. Who’s the doofus running the Jets FO?

  13. One of the problems with Vicks performance is the Eagles tried to make a pocket passer out of a running QB. ie: RG III, Newton, etc. That made him hold the ball longer and then….bamm! Talent-wise the Jets are 3 yrs. away from a serious contender. Vick’s career is almost over NOW, so he would not be the answer. Look at a stop-gap QB until rest of team is built and a high-caliber QB can be drafted. McElroy may be that QB, but also look at : Matt Moore, T.J. Yates, Joe Webb….

    None of this will make a bit of difference unless “the idiots running the team”, (GM) plus Ryan and Spagnolo are removed.

  14. It makes since. New York is really the only place that can absorb the notoriety that will follow Michael Vick should he play there.

    I think he’ll do better there than Philly with an average offensive line.

  15. It’s not that Vick is done, its he’s never got started. He had a year or 2 of decent football in Atalanta, 1 in Philly and now he’s 33. He’s an older Tebow used for marketing not for playing.

  16. If Woody Johnson doesn’t throw his body on this one then he’ll deserve what he gets. Michael Vick is damaged goods and even Andy Reid had to admit that. I think in some ways Vick has admitted it too. Mike Tannenbaum has tied up millions in QBs he doesn’t use. With a big Michael Vick contract the Jets could become the only team in the NFL spending 25% of their cap on their bench.

  17. The Jets first priority should be to get an offensive line. A good o-line, Vick, and that defense, and they could be competing in the playoffs next year. Not sure Vick is the man to take you to a Super Bowl though.

  18. You can’t use the offensive line as an excuse in 2011.

    The offensive line doesn’t force you to throw the ball straight up in the air in the middle of the field every game. That’s what he did this year.

    Half of the problem is that they were forced to block for too long on pass plays. It would be 3rd and long and Reid or Mornhinweg would call a play action. How can a QB effectively read a defense when his first 5 steps are with his back to the defense? Who’s biting on a run fake on 3rd and 8, besides Kurt Coleman and Nate Allen? No other QB was even close to him in how much time it took from snap to throw.

  19. As a proud Jets hater I’ve always kind of had it in the back of my mind that as much as I relish in watching Rex and his band of screwups fail, I’d at least shake the guy’s hand if I met him. I figure he’s probably not a bad human being, just a moron.

    The disdain I feel for Mike Vick, a man who has committed atrocities that I believe he is without remorse for, is a much different one. And quite honestly I don’t know if I could handle having him this close to home.

    Don’t make the move Jets. Just let this bum fade away.

  20. Vick is damaged goods at most you will get 6-8 games from him and thats it. He doesnt have his supreme talemt anymore, and he of course is injury prone.

  21. Vick is not the answer for this team. A clean sweep and a new attitude is needed, too much inner bickering allowed. The ryan experiment failed. Bring in a new coach, have him draft his QB and rebuild around him. Too many coaches think they can duplicate the belicheck formula of not rebuilding and just retooling, problem is it wouldn’t have worked without brady, time for the jets to try to find their young brady.

  22. QB is only part of the Jets problem. Jets have zero WR’s, zero RB’s, and Zero OL depth. Rex is just like his daddy Buddy. Could bring in a great defense but the offense was always subpar

  23. Why does this team get so much coverage?? What’s next? Jets ballboys get new winter coats!An insider close to the team reports a major upgrade to the protective outer gear, worn by personel who handle the footballs on game day.
    This is getting rediculous. This team has done NOTHING since the rigged Joe Namith super bowl. Buffalo has done more, and we dont see even a 10th or the ink as this circus.

  24. For two crappy qb’s these guys get alot of media attention …. tebow to cfl mark to the cards fitzgerald to the browns (hey we can dream cant we)

  25. “Bring it on,” the source said. “He was hit too many times (behind a subpar offensive line) the last two years.”

    So he’ll be working with an even worse Jets Offensive line? It makes no sense. Ship Vick to Buffalo, where he was supposed to go before heading to Philadelphia. The Bills front 5 are one of the best pass blocking/run blocking lines in the league. CJ Spiller has a 6.5 yard average and before the injuries to the O-line, the Bills starting 5 players had only let up 14 sacks on the year. Either way, Vick could wind up with a lot of success under Chan Gailey’s Offense.

  26. Let’s face it at this stage in his career Vick IS a stop gap QB. And Ryan has to win now, he can’t afford to develop a rookie.

    If I’m the Jets I give Vick a lowball two year deal to be the starter. I get Holmes and Edwards back and invest in receivers during the draft. Vick needs to be told to run the ball more when the play breaks down like he did in Atlanta. He is not a drop back QB and shouldn’t have to be. When Vick is allowed to be Vick he can be good.

  27. Vick is and always has been a joke, he can’t read defenses. Make him a rb and you have a shot otherwise give him a big contract and he will screw you over like he did the Falcons and Eagles

  28. If there was ever any question that the Jets need to clean house at the top, i.e. Tannebaum and Ryan, this is it.

    Sure, let’s replace one turnover machine with another turnover machine, but this time let’s make one who is much older and injury prone.

    And let’s take Mike Vick, who managed to keep his nose clean for a few under the watchful eye of the Eagles organization, and throw him into the three ring circus the Jets have become.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  29. Vick is terrible- that’s a given. But this Jets team needs more than JUST a QB. They have no WR’s (sorry Jets fans, Holmes is not the end all answer to that problem), they have a spotty RB in Greene, they have O Line issues, they’ll have a Revis situation on their hands this offseason, their safeties are middle of the road… this team is all around in trouble. Bringing in Vick would not help him complete passes to WR’s who can’t get open, or help the O-Line contain long enough for Vick to get the ball out, and really, Vicks 35 TO’s are on limited playing time over the past 2 seasons, so his numbers are just as bad as Sanchez, so where’s the upgrade? And I’m still struggling to figure out WHY they would consider bringing back Rex for another year. He’s a DC. Not a HC.

  30. And Eagles fans…when he does take the Jets to the playoffs while Nick Foles goes 6-8…no crying over spilt milk mmkay?

    I read this and almost died laughing…. Good prediction there nostradamus LOL. A QB that can actually read defenses would be a wonderful change! (Foles). Enjoy your new beat up toy Jets!

  31. Eagles had one of the highest rated offensive lines last season. Crippling injuries have made it a sieve this season. Anyway, Vick gets hit because he holds onto the ball too long and he has a longer delivery.

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    I think Vick is certainly an upgrade for the Jets, but let me add these factors to the list – he has terrible pre-snap recognition, he takes unnecessary hits instead of sliding or going out of bounds, and has terrible feet in the pocket and pocket awareness.

    If the Jets do sign Vick, they better have a player they like behind him because he’s a lock to miss at least three games. However, with a good running game and a good OL (the Jets have SOME pieces there), Vick can take a team to the playoffs. He isn’t winning once he’s there. He’s like the Anti-Chad Pennington in terms of skill, but he’s got the same upside.

  32. I don’t see this happening. Mike (who let the dogs out) Vick will be at best, a 2nd string QB next season. He has turned the ball over almost as much as Sanchez has, so this trade or acquisition aint going to happen. Hopefully Vicks departure from Eagels will serve as a wake up call to my beloved Redskins RGIII, that if you continue to run around like Vick, you will end up like Vick. Stay in the pocket and through the ball!

  33. Why not? And keep Tebow too!
    There are already too many stories about bad quarterbacks and bad teams.
    Might as well keep them all in one spot.
    You know, to make it easy for the media….

  34. This goes right along the lines of the Jets taking players in the twilight of their career, Favre, S. Holmes, V. Testaverdi, L.Tomlinson ect. When will they learn it’s not about selling tix it’s about winning games. They need to fire the G.M. get someone in there that knows how to manage a salary cap, draft offensive talent, clean house and start over.

  35. You VICK haters are a JOKE !!! VIck can still run a 4.4 forty, throw the ball 70 yards on a line but you expect him to perform without an offensive line?? Insert Brady or Manning into that line and how good would they be ? NO, neither one of them has on ounce of Vick’s escapability so would their performance be better or worse on that team?? Can’t have it both ways Clowns, keep hating !!!

  36. I don’t get how people can say both that the Eagles should get rid of Vick and that they should hire Chip Kelly. Vick is the NFL’s best candidate to run Kelly’s system on the NFL level. Kelly would be wise to go to whichever team lands Vick.

  37. yeah vick can run a 4.4 but he will fumble once he gets hit. great he can throw the balll 70 yards–to bad its to the wrong team. lesean mccoy has done pretty well the last 2 years behind that horrible line.

  38. Funny thing is, Vick would be an improvement over Sanchez. What is funnier is that Vick is a back-up QB in the NFL at this point in his career.

    Vick and Sanchez have simular QB stats over their carrers. Both less than average and not really worthy of a starting gig.

  39. trojan33sc says:Dec 20, 2012 10:38 AM

    You VICK haters are a JOKE !!! VIck can still run a 4.4 forty, throw the ball 70 yards on a line but you expect him to perform without an offensive line?? Insert Brady or Manning into that line and how good would they be ? NO, neither one of them has on ounce of Vick’s escapability so would their performance be better or worse on that team?? Can’t have it both ways Clowns, keep hating !!!
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    Difference is this. Brady, Manning or any other good QB can read Defenses and know what they are up against. Vick had time in the pocket. The average pressure comes at 2.5 seconds in the NFL today. That is all any of them can count on, so they better have a plan on where the ball is going in that amount of time.

    You obviously love Mike Vick and are willing to turn a blind eye to the facts. Reality is this. Vick has never been a good QB. 2010, Vick puts up average stats for a decent QB and he is in the MVP discussion? How poorly does a player perform if people look at average performance and think it is great? Think about it.

  40. Wow a lot of Vick haters up here, lets really look at these turnovers number Eli – 55 INTs (48 starts)
    Sanchez – 51 INTs (47 starts)
    Palmer – 48 INTs (41 starts)
    Brees – 47 INTs (47 starts)
    Freeman – 46 INTs (40 starts)
    Rivers – 42 INTs (48 starts)
    Ryan – 35 INTs (48 starts)
    Flacco – 32 INTs (48 starrts)
    Roethlisburger – 31 INTs (42 strts)
    Brady – 29 INTs (48 starts)
    Rodgers – 24 INTs (46 starts), so stop hating on Vick so much HATERS I hope he do go to jets. Foles looks real good what’s he 1 and 4 yeah that tryout is over.

  41. Was there any unnamed Jets personnel who started this rumor, or is this just a media generated rumor to write more Jets articles? Have the Jets, officially or unofficially, reported being interested in Vick?

  42. Why would the jets tip their hand like this? This is why they are a joke of a franchise. This gives the eagles leverage to resign and possibly pull yet another trade for one of their QBs. Otherwise lay low and wait for him to get cut and then sign him at a more reasonable price.

  43. Anyone beats Sanchez. At least Vick can move and roll out the pocket. If cut by Eagles, shouldn’t cost much.

  44. Whichever team Tebow ends up with… it should be in a position other than QB. I think he could be a really good football player in the TE position or maybe a corner. But I think he should start accepting that he could play a different major role in the offense. And I don’t mean that college-style trick-play garbage.

  45. This is absolutely going to happen…..it would be typical of the Jets to make such a boneheaded, short-sighted stupid move.

    The Jets need Alex Smith – a solid quarterback, who doesn’t bring drama, just shows up and does his job!!!

    Smith is a solid quarterback the Jets can build around – of course they won’t try to get him, because…………..well…….because they are the Jets. ‘sigh”.

  46. Wow a lot of Vick haters up here, lets really look at these turnovers number Eli – 55 INTs (48 starts)
    Sanchez – 51 INTs (47 starts)
    Palmer – 48 INTs (41 starts)
    Brees – 47 INTs (47 starts)
    Freeman – 46 INTs (40 starts)
    Rivers – 42 INTs (48 starts)
    Ryan – 35 INTs (48 starts)
    Flacco – 32 INTs (48 starrts)
    Roethlisburger – 31 INTs (42 strts)
    Brady – 29 INTs (48 starts)
    Rodgers – 24 INTs (46 starts), so stop hating on Vick so much HATERS I hope he do go to jets. Foles looks real good what’s he 1 and 4 yeah that tryout is over.

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    Vick has turned the ball over 32 times in 22 starts – would put him at the top of the list if you did it exponentially. This list does not help your point.

    Foles has almost identical numbers to Vick despite being a third rookie QB and not a veteran starting QB, additional injuries to the OL making it worse and despite being with his starting RB, no. 1 wide receiver and no. 1 tight end for significant periods of time.

  47. @eaglesfan29

    Lots of Vick lovers, WOW.
    Lets look at another stat:

    Eli: 2 SB wins
    Brees: 1 SB win
    Brady: 3 SB wins
    Rodgers: 1 SB win
    Roethlisburger: 2 SB wins

    Vick 81 career ints & 88 fumbles. His best passing year is 3300 yards. Those are 1980’s yardage numbers!
    Playoff record: 2-3 lifetime

    And he didn’t play for 2 years, imagine how much higher the turnover numbers would be with an additional 2 years of ineptitude.
    Vick is a turnover machine & always has been.

    You wanna keep loving him, thats on you but be honest with the stats, include Vicks turnovers, his joke yearly yardage passing numbers & his disappointing playoff performances.

  48. Please god no, please no no no!!! Start over fresh with a new qb, and coaches. Adding Vick will only cause many fans to leave and suffer even more. We do NOT want Vick.

  49. vick needs to get out of the nfl..everything about him his negative. Any team foolish enough to take him, takes his baggage too.. and it aint pretty! Bad karma, coach killer, animal abuser, cant read defenses, old, holds the ball too long, makes ol look bad… on and on.

  50. The Jets are in the position they are in because of the insane decisions made by the CURRENT front office. To allow this administration to make the decision on a QB is more than NUTS. Common sense says Wait until the front office is fixed before trying to fix the playing personnel.

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