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Jets Want Michael Vick After Striking Out With Sanchez, Tebow

Jets Want Michael Vick After Striking Out With Sanchez, Tebow

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.

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16 Responses to “Jets Want Michael Vick After Striking Out With Sanchez, Tebow”

  1. Anonymous

    "Despite having Tebow, an unconventional quarterback with a knack for winning anyway…" What? The Jets said they would put in place a system to take advantage of Tebow's skill-set, THEY DID NOT, and if a guy gets on average 5 touches a game how can you possibly blame the futility that is the Jets offense on him? The Jets have MANY problems; the GM, the offensive coach, the head coach, the STARTING QB, but Tebow wasn't one of the things that made them horrible. The circus surrounding Tebow's arrival may have contributed, but not the guy himself.

  2. Lyle Lafee

    MICHEAL VICK WOW NEW YORK JETS YOU NEED TO FIND AN YOUNG QB TO BUILD ON OR STAY WHERE YOU ARE FOR 20 MORE YEARS WHO MAKES THESE CALL FOR YOU.

  3. Lyle Lafee

    MICHEAL VICK WOW NEW YORK JETS YOU NEED TO FIND AN YOUNG QB TO BUILD ON OR STAY WHERE YOU ARE FOR 20 MORE YEARS WHO MAKES THESE CALL FOR YOU.

  4. Michael Chaplin

    2 words for you JETS – BRETT FAVRE – remember how well that veteran QB worked out for you? Lets see what else McElroy can do for you.

  5. Anonymous

    they didnt even use Tebow – and i doubt Tebow would even want to be on the same team as that crook

  6. Michael Shillaber

    I agree with that! I was anti Tebow since day one. Get some linemen, running backs, and recievers to give them a chance. Fold up the circus tent!

  7. Alex James

    as a long suffering jets fan…i knowthere is no way youd switch to the pats…but this team is a joke

  8. Brock Koller

    great idea for both sides… exit one side show, enter another… and this would be a great move for Vick's career to get back on track. Go from the Eagles (with no offensive line rendering him almost ineffective,) to a team with no offensive weapons and a coach who doesn't know wtf he is doing.

  9. Brock Koller

    not to mention, who in the Hell do the Jets think are going to want to take Sanchez for anyone? Maybe some team foolish enough to trade draft picks and pay a multi-million $$$ contract for a 3rd string QB like Tim Tebow…. oh, wait.

  10. James Hetfield

    I can't fully support that Pats you're right, my heart could never fully support them, but man I admire them. They are everything I want the Jets to be, but the Jets are everything the Pats aren't. They talk all the dam time, they NEVER shut their mouths and they have done nothing to warrant any talking. I actually hate my own team right now.