Michael Vick doesn’t want to become a New York Jet, even if his offensive coordinator is joining the gang in green.
Marty Mornhinweg joined the Jets as offensive coordinator after leaving the Philadelphia Eagles, but there will be no reunion with Michael Vick there. Vick said he isn’t interested in joining the Jets if he is released from the Eagles this offseason.
Even if the quarterback wanted to go to New York, the Jets likely couldn’t afford Michael Vick, ESPN noted. Vick is expected to land a contract too expensive for the cash-strapped Jets.
The news that Michael Vick wants no part of the Jets leaves both teams with uncertainty at quarterback. The Jets are looking to replace Mark Sanchez, who was benched at the end of last season due to inconsistency and turnovers. With Tim Tebow also assured to be cut or traded, the Jets would be left with only rookie Greg McElroy, who underwhelmed in his appearances this season.
The Jets could have other targets in Buffalo Bills backup Tavaris Jackson, ESPN noted.
The Michael Vick news also leaves the Eagles with more uncertainty. Vick struggled with the Eagles in the last season, and was replaced by rookie Nick Foles. New Eagles coach Chip Kelly has not committed to one quarterback or the other.
As NFL.com noted, with Michael Vick not headed to the New York Jets, he may decide to accept a pay cupt to remain with the Eagles and fight for the starting job. His arm strength and rushing ability could be a good fit with Kelly’s wide-open, fast paced offense he led at Oregon.