The Super Bowl is over, and all of the teams, including our New York Jets, are back to 0-0. It’s time to start looking forward to 2014. Next up is free agency.
We know that the Jets are going to be in the market for a veteran backup quarterback. One of those players the Jets will be interested in is Michael Vick, if you ask Adam Schefter:
Two teams likely to have some level of interest in Eagles free-agent-to-be QB Michael Vick: Buccaneers and Jets.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 2, 2014
Well, here is one guy’s opinion. I hope they stay far away from Michael Vick.
Don’t get me wrong, there are many GOOD reasons to think about it. We all know that Michael has had success in this league. A talented veteran, Michael Vick definitely is. Being with the Eagles, Michael is more than familiar with Marty Mornhinweg’s offense. As a competitive player, he certainly will push Geno Smith.
If that is where it would stay, Michael Vick would be fine. But pushing Geno is not all it will be.
Michael Vick won’t simply be happy by competing, and sitting on the bench. He has already said he “will be” a starter come week one. A guy that has already made a boast like that, is not giving any one any reason to believe that Vick will be happy as a backup. We know the baggage that he comes along with already. Do we really want a guy with major baggage on our team?
He will do more than push Geno. He will become a problem on the bench. We need a veteran that understands that he likely will be a backup, for at least some of the season. He needs to be a supportive player, not one that boasts that he will start week one.
I, personally, am proud of Vick for the turnaround in his life. Everyone deserves a second chance, he has taken his and run with it. That being said, he carries too much with him to be wise for the Jets.
John, please stay away.