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Vick will take his time, look for the right fit

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Free-agent quarterback Mike Vick can sign with any team at any time.  Chance are he won’t be signing with any team any time soon.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Vick plans to be patient in his search for a new job.  He realizes that this is likely his last chance to find a starting job, so he’s looking for the right fit.

In this regard, a very real concern becomes the possibility that his new team would acquire a quarterback in the first round of the draft after signing Vick.  Vick could, in theory, go from being penciled in as the starter until May, at which time a hot-shot rookie acquires the inside track to the job.

For that reason, it’s possible Vick will wait until after the draft to make a decision.  If a team in need of a quarterback doesn’t get the guy it wants, Vick becomes an instant fallback option.

At a time when teams like the Vikings and Jaguars possibly have signed their fallback options pre-emptively, Vick’s best move could be to wait and see where the top quarterbacks get drafted before committing to a team for 2014.

Vick also could decide to wait and see whether a starter gets injured, during offseason workouts or, if he chooses to let it play out into the late summer, training camp and the preseason.

Either way, a quick decision isn’t expected — unless Vick gets firm assurances that he can trust regarding what his role will be for the coming season.

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45 Responses to “Vick will take his time, look for the right fit”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 11, 2014 7:23 PM

    #RGIIIWannabe

  2. thepftpoet says: Mar 11, 2014 7:23 PM

    The perfect fit for Mike Vick is a stretcher.

    He’s going to be on it the whole season.

  3. eagles022 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:24 PM

    Wish you the best Vick!

  4. imbetteratlifethanyou says: Mar 11, 2014 7:24 PM

    Vick is 10 times the player than RGMe will ever be.

  5. seatt1ej0nes says: Mar 11, 2014 7:24 PM

    We love dogs here. Vick IS NOT invited on board the HAWKS Dynasty Train WHOO WHOOOO #gohawks #dynasty

  6. gbmickey says: Mar 11, 2014 7:25 PM

    I am to the belief he will be waiting to someone is actually interested.

  7. jakec4 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:27 PM

    If Vick was viewed as a starter he would be making the rounds like Josh McCown is.

  8. meatcarroll says: Mar 11, 2014 7:28 PM

    Come back up Tarvaris Jackson in Seattle!

  9. denver1983 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:29 PM

    Hey Seattle fans, Your team may have won the superbowl but your depressing city sucks LOL. Why would anybody want to live there?

  10. teal379 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:30 PM

    Vick will not be signed until someone goes down in camp or pre-season.

    It’s going to take an injury to get him on the field.

  11. fumblenuts says: Mar 11, 2014 7:30 PM

    Vick will take his time, look for the right fit?

    Translation: Maybe someone will call me if a starting QB go’s down……

  12. jchipwood says: Mar 11, 2014 7:31 PM

    New England is in need of a good qb.

  13. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Mar 11, 2014 7:32 PM

    Mike Vick has acted with pure class in the time he has spent in Philly

  14. theycallmeyango says: Mar 11, 2014 7:32 PM

    I don’t think anyone is going to want him for a starter

  15. wawa33 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:32 PM

    Vick will play 4 erratic games for the Jets and then be inured for 7 and play hurt the last 5 games. The Jets will finish 5-11 and Marty Mohrenwhig will proclaim how courageous Vick is as a player.

  16. rr2000k says: Mar 11, 2014 7:33 PM

    Shouldn’t be hard to find a bench that fits…they’re all the same.

  17. mcfleezy12 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:33 PM

    Have you been to Seattle? As a Raider fan, and an Army Brat, its pretty nice. Great seafood, Women, Micro beers, legal bud, and they get to watch football every sunday starting at 10 am. Not bad.

  18. sddartman says: Mar 11, 2014 7:34 PM

    I’m thinking “Vick plans to be patient in his search for a new job” actually means “no one has contacted or is interested in him” or those that have aren’t offering him a chance to start.

  19. seang12334 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:35 PM

    atleast he’ll always be good in madden…

  20. seang12334 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:37 PM

    Michael Vick’s Madden rating in madden 25: 99 OVR

    Michael vick’s rating in real life football: 75

  21. corkspop says: Mar 11, 2014 7:41 PM

    He can push many of the starters in this league and any of the QB’s in this years draft.

  22. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 11, 2014 7:43 PM

    Or he could try and convince a team like the Texans to make a preemptive move now to sign him so they can have more flexibility in not taking a QB with the 1st pick or to trade it. He doesn’t have to necessarily have a promise from them that they won’t acquire a premier QB in the draft, but there would be a naturally built-in incentive for them to fill all the other needs first if they are already paying Vick a significant sized contract. If they get rid of Schaub maybe they also add somebody like McCown or Shaun Hill and have a pair of vets to hold down the position for the short-term.

  23. mackcarrington says: Mar 11, 2014 7:53 PM

    Bills fans couldn’t run Marshawn Lynch out of town fast enough because of some misdemeanor charges. Mike Vick has a felony record. Bills fans are far too righteous to stand for that. They like for their heroes to be “pure”.

  24. coltzfan166 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:53 PM

    The problem with this plan is that all the QB needy teams are signing veterans now. Josh McCown, Matt Schaub, Mark Sanchez, and Josh Freeman are all gonna sign soon, meaning Vick won’t have a spot anywhere else.

  25. EJ says: Mar 11, 2014 7:54 PM

    I’ve been hearing everything from Vick to NY, Vick to Buffalo, Vick to Minnesota, but something tells me that not one of these teams want anything to do with him.

  26. keepyerstickontheice says: Mar 11, 2014 7:54 PM

    He’ll jump at the first team to offer him the league minimum and declare it a perfect fit.

    Then go kick a puppy, or whatever it is that he does to make himself feel better.

  27. sinisterg says: Mar 11, 2014 7:59 PM

    I’d take him in AZ, he’d fit in great with the offense.

  28. chargrz says: Mar 11, 2014 8:00 PM

    I think a good fit would be back in prison. Only a matter of time anyways. He can join his brother and make it a family reunion.

  29. cuda1234 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:20 PM

    Maybe he will be on the team with Brian Urlacher, Devin Hester and Tim Tebow.

  30. bucnblood says: Mar 11, 2014 8:31 PM

    The best fit for the Felon is 6 feet under.

  31. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 11, 2014 8:50 PM

    Boy, that post is more than Vick’s agent could possibly have hoped for when he leaked the story that Vick was going to “take his time” and “wait for the right opportunity”. It couldn’t have come out better if he had written it himself.

    Vick: Not one offer? Not one phone call? What are we gonna do, man?

    Agent: I got it. We’ll leak a story that we are taking our time and waiting for the right situation. Then hopefully, someone will get hurt in OTA’s and it will look like that was our plan all along!

  32. smartanis says: Mar 11, 2014 9:04 PM

    He fits into an orange jumpsuit quite nicely.

  33. acasar123 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:22 PM

    I’m pretty sure Mike Vick’s version of taking his time is staring at a phone that never rings.

  34. craigkintexas says: Mar 11, 2014 9:23 PM

    I thought Vick turned his life around and became an asset in Philly. I live in a glass house, seems like most of you don’t.

  35. tjules21 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:35 PM

    I like Vick but I think he’s trying to be a little too picky. I heard him on ESPN radio and he is pretty adamant about landing a starting job with NO competition.

    Where exactly does that exist for a guy like him? With his age and injury history, he shouldn’t expect anything to be guaranteed. If he goes to a crappy team like Jax or Oakland as a starter, why would Vick expect them to refrain from drafting a QB that may challenge him?

    Best of luck to him, but I don’t think he’s going to get exactly what he wants.

  36. timmyp716 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:37 PM

    Now he can work with T.O. …………..on finding a job

  37. richndc says: Mar 11, 2014 9:53 PM

    I suppose he has been just biding his time, waiting for the perfect moment, to shock the world and show us all he is the best QB in the NFL. Just like he said.

  38. therealtrenches says: Mar 11, 2014 10:44 PM

    He’ll come back to Philly and back up Foles when all is said and done.

  39. midwaymonster1985 says: Mar 12, 2014 12:56 AM

    He’s an archetypal Philly QB. Good, flashes of something better, periodic and almost predictable downsides, never quite hits the next level. See also Cunningham and McNabb. He’s on the Romo/Cutler level of better-than-average-but-never-great, just with higher highs and lower lows.

    If he was younger, somebody might take a flyer hoping they could get him over the hump. But at his age and history of injury, nobody’s going to build a team around him. He’d do fine as a 5-game stopgap if a team already built around a mobile QB had an injury (SF, Seattle, Carolina come to mind). Just until the starter gets healthy, or he breaks something, or he finds his inner turnover machine again.

    (Not a slam on QBs who are decent but not great, by the way. As a Chicago fan that’s way above par for us. Over the years, we’ve given Rick Mirer starter money and watched Caleb Hanie scurrying around the backfield like a squirrel on crack. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.)

  40. sonopazzo6 says: Mar 12, 2014 7:57 AM

    I’d love to see Vick back in Philly, being an Eagles fan myself. As for the haters, Michael Vick was nothing but a class act in Philly, never being bitter and mentoring young Foles the best he could, something only a mature, selfless person would do. If you want to keep on hating on him, go ahead, but that would be your own intolerance and lack of forgiveness showing. I hope he gets a chance to start for a possible contender, but if he has to be a back-up, Philly is the best place for him. If he does leave I’d like to see the Birds call on Tim Tebow…..he got screwed by Denver and the Jets and I’d like to see what he could do given an opportunity…….much better than Barkley anyway!!!……tebow………tebow………tebow!!!

  41. luckeman2003 says: Mar 12, 2014 8:29 AM

    I once respect the hell out of Philadelphia, they dominated us with four straight NFC east titles. Then they signe Vick. I’ve hated Vick for many years, even before we found out he was a vile dog killer. He always has been, and always will be an over rated running back pretending to be a quarterback. Is he fun to watch? You mean when more than half his plays is scrambling like a runningback instead of throwing the pass like a quarterback? I guess. I’ll take a Cam Newton, Sam Bradford, Joe Flacco or Colin Kaepernick over that over rated killer every day of the week, twice on Sunday.

  42. natelan69 says: Mar 12, 2014 10:30 AM

    I’m glad my Chargers have a Pro Bowl caliber QB. If this dog killer even put one foot inside a Chargers jersey, I would be protesting and burning merch in front of their office. I hope that he goes jobless, and that if some loser franchise DOES offer him a spot, that he gets hurt and mangled on the field, preferably never to walk again.

  43. natelan69 says: Mar 12, 2014 10:35 AM

    I wish the late John Butler had lived long enough to see exactly how much a genius he was when he got Atlanta to trade the farm to us for the first draft pick that year. Atlanta got a dog killing loser and we got one of the classiest running backs in NFL history in the 5th pick.

    When he died and A.J. Smith took over, the team continued to perform well for a couple years because we were still playing with Butler’s guys. After a few years of personnel mismanagement by Smith, the Chargers dipped a bit in productivity.

    I like where Telesco is taking us now. Once Manning retires (or his bobblehead neck finally falls off), and Telesco’s roster matures, the Chargers will be back to the uncontested owners of the AFC West that they had been for a decade.

  44. kelz1966kelz1966 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:50 PM

    He is going to wait himself out of a job. Everyone is going to fill their needs and he will be left out in the cold if he waits too long. Too many back up QB’s out there. No body is going to sign him and hand the job to him. He has to sign an incentive laden deal and compete for a job.

  45. steves11 says: Mar 13, 2014 11:51 AM

    Vick will be back with the Eagles as their backup QB. You can take that to the bank.

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