The movements and potential movements of Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III have been well covered this offseason, which is not something that you can say about one of their predecessors as a quarterback whose ability to make plays with his legs.
Michael Vick was last seen on the field in Week Six when he started for the Steelers in place of an injured Ben Roethlisberger and went 3-of-8 for six yards against the Cardinals. Vick also ran five times for 47 yards before leaving the game with a hamstring injury that led to Landry Jones getting a turn under center.
Vick started three games and played in four overall for Pittsburgh and finished the year 40-of-66 for 371 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. That hasn’t led to any action for him in free agency at this stage and Vick realizes an injury or other unexpected development could be the only thing that changes that landscape. If it does, he says he feels able to answer the call.
“I’m 35, about to turn 36,” Vick said, via Newport News Daily Press. “I’ve got one more dedicated season in my blood, if somebody needs me to come in. But I’m kind of happy where I am right now.”
Vick signed with Pittsburgh in late August in the wake of Bruce Gradkowski’s injury, so it’s not out of the question that he’ll find a way to continue a career that’s taken plenty of twists and turns since he went first overall in 2001.