New York Jets: Michael Vick is not the answer


The New York Jets got dealt an unfortunate card earlier today when news broke about the shocking injury to quarterback Geno Smith. With their depth chart now looking like Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starter and Bryce Petty battling it out with Jake Heaps for backup spots, the Jets might consider hitting the market to bring in another option into the mix. Would it make sense to actually bring back Michael Vick for another run on the team considering all the leadership changes?

Absolutely not.

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Vick will go down in NFL history as one of the prolific dual-threat quarterbacks to ever play the game. He’s a veteran of 12 years that has seen it all but unfortunately, is past his prime.

Needless to say, last season when opportunities came to deliver, Vick failed to even be fully prepared to do his best to win some football games in a disaster of a season by the Jets.

Considering that Smith will be out for about 6-10 weeks, there is no real answer if he’ll even be able to resume football activities so quickly after his surgery and recovery. For all we know, Smith might come back and not be the answer the Jets need at quarterback. It’s important for the Jets to have depth and prepare for anything such as injuries or a decline in play.

Bringing back Vick will accomplish nothing in the grand scheme of things. Fitzpatrick is also a veteran quarterback but would actually give the Jets a much better option to win plenty of football games thanks to the experience he has in Chan Gailey’s spread offensive system.

Nov 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) is pressured by Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

While the Jets will more than likely want to bring in another option at quarterback for depth purposes, Vick would be a wrong direction to head in. There is a big reason why he hasn’t drawn any interest from teams so far this off season since the truth of the matter is, he’s not the player he use to be and is on the decline. Last season with the Jets, he totaled 604 passing yards on 64 completions for 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

The Jets need to move on from this entire situation and make sure they go in a different direction if they plan to bring in another quarterback. Vick isn’t the answer regardless of the current situation the Jets are in at quarterback.

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