While the NFL is abuzz with the proposed idea of Michael Vick teaming up with Adrian Peterson in Minnesota, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network called the chances of the Vikings seriously pursuing Vick ‘unlikely’ in a radio spot today on The Bruno and Mayes Show on 97.5 The Fanatic.
Following up on Vick this evening, Rapoport does suggest that the Jaguars are a team that could show interest.
Among teams interested in Michael Vick, don’t rule out #Jaguars. They want to bring Chad Henne back. But would be in on Vick or Josh McCown
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 6, 2014
Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead suggests that a move like adding Vick might make sense, because the Jaguars can continue to build their team in this year’s draft, without reaching for a quarterback, while they wait for the likes of Florida State’s Jameis Winston, UCLA’s Brett Hundley, and even someone like Marcus Mariota of Oregon, to enter the draft next year.
Jags draft Mack/Watkins, wait a year to take QB (Hundley/Winston) in 1st? MT @RapSheet: … re: Michael Vick, don’t rule out Jaguars
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) March 6, 2014
Frankly, I’m not sure the Jaguars aren’t a better fit for Vick than the Jets. Sure, the Jaguars don’t have much of a running-game, but Chris Ivory is an average back in the NFL at best. If the Jaguars were able to grab Sammy Watkins, they would be putting another elite receiving talent across from Justin Blackmon, who could thrive with more offense talent around himself. What elite receiving talents do the Jets have again? Oh yeah, and in Jacksonville Vick wouldn’t have to deal with Marty Mornhinweg treating him like a drop-back quarterback again.
Above all else, Vick has made it clear that he wants to start in 2014. Going to New York would be in a capacity where he is pushing Geno Smith and might have a chance to start if Smith slips up. In Jacksonville, if he was signed, Chad Henne wouldn’t be returning, and he could easily beat out Blaine Gabbert for the starting job. Sure, it isn’t like he’d be going to Jacksonville to win a Superbowl, but couldn’t the same be said for New York?