Cole mentions that despite Vick’s interest in returning for another season, the Jets have had “zero, absolutely zero contact” with him regarding a new contract.
On top of that, there is obviously a concern about who will be making the personnel decisions next year, as both GM John Idzik and HC Rex Ryan could both be replaced at the end of the year.
Coles doesn’t expect OC Marty Mornhinweg to remain with the Jets if they chose to part ways with Ryan and Idzik, which comes as no surprise, even though he has had some success working with Vick in recent years.
Vick mentioned earlier in the week that enjoys playing in New York, but added that the decision to bring him back for another year isn’t up to him.
“I like it here,” Vick said, via Dom Costello of the Newark Star-Ledger. “But that’s not my decision to make.”
Vick is coming off of a solid win over the Steelers in Week 10 and figures to be the starter for the remainder of the season if he can continue producing.
“Whether I’m in the plans or not, that’s the future—I’m going to try to predict that,” Vick said. “I’m happy with whatever the situation may be. I understand the type of business that we are in. I’m just going to keep pushing to get better, and that’s it.”
Vick, 34, signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Jets back in March. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent again next year, but the next few weeks will go a long way towards determining the kind of market he’ll have once the season has concluded.
Over the course of eight games, Vick has thrown for 528 yards while completing 55.9 percent of his passes to go along with three touchdowns and one interception. He’s also ran for 149 yards.