After demoting Mark Sanchez and letting it be known that he’ll be traded or ultimately released by the team in the off-season, the rumors have started to run rampant about whether or not Greg McElroy will be the new face of the franchise or if the team will explore other options.
One option has already become a distinct possibility with Michael Vick expressing his interest in the job when the Philadelphia Eagles ultimately part ways with him after the season according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News:
The News has learned that Michael Vick, who is expected to be released by the Eagles shortly after the season, would be amenable to coming to the Jets if Sanchez is out of the equation.
“Bring it on,” one Jets source said about signing Vick if he becomes available. “He was hit too many times (behind a subpar offensive line) the last two years.”
With the Eagles in for a complete overhaul in the off-season, Philadelphia will likely fire head coach Andy Reid and officially part ways with Vick in one form or another.
Reid will probably land on his feet rather quickly after the dismissal by the Eagles as he’ll more than likely be the the best available coach on the open market. As for Vick, the 32-year-old might struggle to find work once again with few teams willing to take on an injury prone quarterback that makes more plays with his feet rather than his arm.
Fortunately for Vick, the Jets might be an interested party with Elroy potentially not the answer for the team moving forward and talk of head coach Rex Ryan being a big fan of the veteran quarterback.
As of right now, the Jets already intend to trade or release both Sanchez and Tim Tebow leaving a huge void under center heading into next season. The Jets’ front office will likely explore many different options, but Vick might be the player they end up signing.