When examining possible destinations for Michael Vick, it makes sense to look at franchises with weak backup quarterback situations.
That’s why Baltimore, Philadelphia, and San Francisco don’t pass the sniff test.
The Bills, on the other hand, are showing signs they could be looking for an upgrade.
According to NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora, the Bills have been “sniffing around” on backup quarterbacks. Their current option is Ryan Fitzpatrick, who adds to Buffalo’s group of Ivy league graduates, but didn’t exactly cover himself in glory in 12 starts last year for the Bengals.
LaCanfora also points out that owner Ralph Wilson added Terrell Owens partly to raise the team’s profile. T.O. and Vick on the same team would certainly accomplish that.
The Bills have practiced almost exclusively in the no huddle during camp, and I’ll let the readers and league insiders out there decide if Vick would be a good fit for that offense. He couldn’t be much more different in profile from Edwards and Fitzpatrick.
Still, with the Bears rumors dampened, where are the interested teams that have made Vick’s camp so confident a deal is near?
Considering the ownership and depth chart, Buffalo makes as much sense as any team, along with the Packers. And the situation may be attractive to Vick because of the smaller media market, not to mention Edwards’ long injury history.
After slipping the Owens contract under the radar until it was signed, perhaps the Bills could pull it off again with Vick.