The Jets want Michael Vick to come in and pick up the pieces after a disastrous year where two high-profile quarterbacks failed to bring the team a winning record.
Despite having Tim Tebow, an unconventional quarterback with a knack for winning anyway, and Mark Sanchez, an error-prone quarterback who still managed to bring the team to the AFC Championship game twice, the Jets have been unable to find any consistency at quarterback. The team’s dilemma at signal caller grew even worse this week when head coach Rex Ryan decided to bench Sanchez and go with third-stringer Greg McElroy instead of Tebow.
As ESPN writer Rich Cimini notes, only the dysfunctional Jets could make one quarterback move but still be able to anger two quarterbacks. After the move, a visibly angry Tebow spoke of the team in the past tense, and Sanchez reportedly wants out as well.
That might be just as well for the Jets, who are said to want Michael Vick to be their quarterback next season. Vick seems to be on the way out in Philadelphia, where just two years after signing a $100 million contract he has struggled with inconsistency and injury. Eagles coach Andy Reid seemed ready to pull the plug on Vick even before the quarterback went down with yet another concussion.
The Jets would make a logical destination, but Vick seems to have some concerns. He doesn’t want to go to the Jets if Mark Sanchez is still the starter but would make an exception if he were to be paid more than Sanchez, NFL.com’s Ian Rappaport noted.
And, while the Jets want Michael Vick, he doesn’t want to play for Rex Ryan. Rappaport noted that Vick wants Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who could bring the kind of fast-paced, high-powered offense where Vick could thrive.