Buzz: Vick to visit Jets this weekend?

Eliot Shorr-Parks, a Philadelphia based reporter for NJ.com reports on a player that has been linked with the Jets for the last month or so:

[Michael] Vick is planning on visiting the Jets this weekend, a source close to the situation has told NJ.com. This will be Vick’s first official visit, and could be his last if all goes well.

Vick is regarded as one of the top remaining quarterbacks on the market and the Jets are looking for someone to back up Geno Smith. As we previously wrote, Vick was open to the idea of signing for the Jets but would have preferred a starting gig.

The 33-year-old is a four-time pro bowler who has started 42 games in five years for the Eagles since his release from jail in 2009. He started six games in 2013 and posted a quarterback rating of 86.5.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

The interesting thing here is the timing. Mark Sanchez’s roster bonus is due on Tuesday, so the Jets will have to make a decision on him before then. (On that subject, a New York Post article this morning discussed the pros and cons of releasing or retaining Sanchez).

Vick would provide a viable backup option assuming he still has something left in the tank and has played for Marty Mornhinweg before, so should be comfortable with the offensive system. However, when we polled Jets fans last year, there was a strong resistance to having him on the team.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Well … it’s something.  The Jets are being assailed by many questions about their approach on free agency and while adding Vick might add depth and competition to a quarterback situation in need of it, it will be very interesting to see how this will be perceived in the light of the criticism the team has received in recent days.



528 comments
maxjet
maxjet

After much Fan base criticism, I have stood behind Idzik in as far as his slow and methodical dealings with FA. However, if he signs Vick, I would start to question his decision making, methodology and his football philosophy.

metjetnet
metjetnet

(miketaliaferro)  Manish Mehta just tweated that Vick would be a positive for the Jets; so, naturally, that means I'm against it.

pedro
pedro

Seriously, for all the Jet fans still clamoring for Vick, moral character aside, have you even watched this guy play the last two years? He's horrible. Philly was 5-11 with him at qb, 13-3 without him. If that wasn't enough to clue you in, no other team in the league has made him an offer or even met with him. Michael Vick's agent: "Hmm, what'll I do? I thought maybe with this new GM the Jets had wised up, but noooo. They're still dumb enough to take trash no one else wants." 


Poor Rex. Woody and Idzik won't pay for a stud like Revis who he loves, but they'll stick him with a scatter-arm loser like Vick and tell him they're really on his side.

Jason Menjivar
Jason Menjivar

CAN WE TRADE AWAY THE GM! Becouse he been doing a horrible job#!.....

Westy Rod
Westy Rod

all those vick  haters will be holding their head . lol

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

For people who can't read the tea leaves or discern Idzik's game plan, he will not trade for DeSean Jackson. If he wasn't going to build through the draft he would've signed various big-named FA's who would be able to fill crucial holes immediately.. Remember that he has plenty of cap space and even the lowly Raiders and the perennially building / rebuilding Browns were more active. 

So forget the dozens of flashy player rumors between now and the draft and get ready to suffer through the first 17 picks to see who he has in mind to opt for with the 18th pick. It's gonna be one hellofa wild ride, so stock up on tranquilizers between now and then.

Eric Falkman
Eric Falkman

i'd rather cut and resign sanchez. too injury prone and horrible decision making.

eric88
eric88

You can Sign Vick as long as you trade for DeSean Jackson to come with him.

Philip Krod Mende
Philip Krod Mende

no no and no if we need turnovers we can keep Sanchez I rather have Sanchez

I would rather keep Sanchez then sign Vick and I can't stand Sanchez. Idzik will most likely low ball Vick anyway. If this is who Idzik was waiting to break the bank on then we need a new gm.

Andre Dredog
Andre Dredog

If it means Desean Jackson is coming too bring it on

John Watts
John Watts

According to his Wikipedia page, Vick is already a Jet, haha!

namvetjet
namvetjet

I'll still be rooting for the laundry!


lagoo
lagoo

This holier than tho stuff needs to stop. I have three dogs and one is a rescued pit bull. We've all made mistakes all I care about is can he help the team.

lagoo
lagoo

So 70% chance we sign him

Stuart Hofstrom
Stuart Hofstrom

Stay away Mike. My rescued Pit and I will not watch this team, if they sign this beast.

David A Goodwin
David A Goodwin

I would rather the jets go 0 for the season than sign this guy

Bill Pennea
Bill Pennea

That noise you hear is me beating my head against a wall.

Robert Daly
Robert Daly

Vick would be a good QB on the jets . If geno does bad they can put in Vick and he can still play. All jet fans are done with Sanchez .

Tom McGlynn
Tom McGlynn

We don't need this piece of garbage on our team!

Artie Haggerty
Artie Haggerty

please pass on this creep idzek might feel like he's gotta make A move but please not this one!

Jonathan Eng
Jonathan Eng

Oh well guest the jets just don't want to win a superbowl first they sign tebow after giving Sanchez an four year contract then he gets hurt ending up not playing the 2013 season then you have this rookie where every time he won ohd jets are looking good but once he losing welcome your an official jets now you have this guy coming to pay a visit he may be go but it won't be players tackling him it be all the dog lovers

Harold Grant
Harold Grant

I will boycott the jets if they sign this injury prone hasbeen

Gell DJ
Gell DJ

I would rather watch the Jets go 0-16 than see that scumbag in a Jets uniform. Idzik if there was ever a time to whiff on a FA this would be it. Don't underestimate the amount of fans and season ticket holders you will alienate.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

He might be a better citizen now, I honestly don't think I'll ever get over what he did to defenseless dogs.


I don't want any older veteran putting Geno on the bench .  You never develop from splinters on the butt.

Gell DJ
Gell DJ

I would rather watch the Jets go 0-16 than see that scumbag in a Jets uniform.

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

Off topic: I can see why Lucas likes Bortles. He looks good and I think he'll be a solid NFL player.
 Too bad he'll be gone in the Top 10.

Dan D'Addio
Dan D'Addio

Jets fan since '64. I know he's served his sentence but this may just be the incident that sends me to the Giants.

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

@Eric Falkman Strictly from a football viewpoint, besides being injury prone he'll be 34 before the season starts. And despite the PR the Jets will issue, he'd be as much of a threat to Geno as Mark Brunell was to Sanchez. Idzik is committed to Geno after donating 16 games to develop him and will do it again this year to prove he hit paydirt in the 2nd round. - The Jets love to repeat their mistakes. It's in their DNA.

Westy Rod
Westy Rod

who cares if you don't watch 

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@lagoo  All you care about is if Vick can help the Jets win?

Holier than thou?    You don't care he electrocuted, drowned, and beaten dogs to death for not winning dog fights?


Perhaps your priorities are a bit out of  the norm?

Westy Rod
Westy Rod

then start packing my friend. who cares

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

@frustjetfn @Eric Falkman  34 for a QB isn't Old, maybe for Vick who knows, There were plenty of QB's who kept playing until their forties, I think he would be good for Geno, since their game is somewhat simular, I'm sure Geno can learn some good stuff from him and learn not to do the bad stuff.

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

@Lloyd Jay Reife @lagoo  Didn't Vick pay for his past transgressions? It's not like he got away with it. I don't get the attitude of some people, people make mistakes in their lives, some dumber mistakes then others, but we all make mistakes.  You can say well that wasn't a mistake, he knew what he was doing, some people actually don't know any better, but you know what, he did his time, he was suspended from playing in the NFL. Now what's wrong with giving the man a second chance, isn't this the land of opportunities? Only in America, not only do you have an opportunity to make the most of your life with opportunities that are given to you, but even if you f.. up, you have a chance to redeem yourself and do it better next time. We are Americans people, we are better than that, we aren't the nation of we are holier then thou. 

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@Pablo Bruno @lagoo   You waste a lot of bandwidth defending the giving Vick a chance, then you follow it with a question unworthy anyone who knows a TD from a free throw..  The three words above negated any chance to observe a cogent remark to be considered by others from you.