Oct 27, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) before the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Thoughts on the Mark Sanchez Release-Michael Vick Signing

Aug. 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) throws a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Jets win 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a few hours since the news went down Michael Vick has been signed, and Mark Sanchez has been released. I will bring you some more detailed thoughts tomorrow, but here are some bullet point “nuggets” to chew on about the situation:

  • Bad job by the Jets holding on to Mark for so long.  Yes, it was a business decision to keep him as insurance.  But, they still could have given him the respect of being able to search for a job while more were still available.
  • At least the contract was for only one year.  One year, $5 million is a reasonable investment for a veteran quarterback in his mid-thirties.
  • Mark Sanchez WILL land on his feet.  Believe it or not, the young man can still play, and he will find a job with another team and will shine.
  • There are good reasons to bring Vick in here.  His familiarity with the offense is not a bad thing.  A rapport with the offensive coordinator will help him here.  Players that have played with Michael Vick absolutely respect him.
  • His past has nothing to do with the next points I am about to make.
  • Michael Vick will NOT be happy serving as a mentor to Geno Smith.
  • Vick will be a problem before the end of the 2014 season.
  • Geno Smith’s confidence will be shaken at some point by the presence of Michael Vick.
  • We will come to regret this move by John Idzik.  Good idea, bad execution.

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