Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com first reported that Vick will be meeting with the Jets this week.
- Shorr-Parks mentions that this is Vick’s first official visit with an NFL team and “could be his last if all goes well.“
- Shorr-Parks adds that the pressure could actually be on the Jets here given that they have missed out on some key free agents in recent days.
Vick, 33, Vick has said that he wants to sign with a team that will give him a shot at competing for starting job this year. However, there appears to be a limited number of teams who could offer him that kind opportunity.
He is still considered to be the best available quarterback on the market, even though that may not be saying all that much.
The Raiders, Bills and Titans have come up as speculative options for Vick in recent days, so they could also have interest, depending on how things go this weekend.
We have him listed as the No. 6 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
Costello mentions that there is “mutual interest” between the two parities. However, the Jets are reportedly looking for someone to backup Geno Smith unless he struggles.
- Costello adds the Jets also have interest in QB Shaun Hill.
- Costello confirms that Vick intends to take some time and consider his options.
Recent reports have indicated that the Raiders and Bills also had interest in Vick.
It’s hard to say if any of these teams would be willing to guarantee him a starting job next, so there is a chance he may have to settle for an opportunity to compete in training camp.
- Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network reported on Tuesday that talks between Jets and Vick had hit a “roadblock” due to Vick wanting an opportunity to start next year.
- Jones added that talks could be revisiting in the future.
- Cimini mentions that “they’d like to wrap it up quickly,” but Vick is expected to have other suitors as well.