Monday, January 21, 2013
Another QB idea for the Jets
By Tim Kavanagh
The big name that is potentially hitting the free agent QB market this offseason is Michael Vick, as many have speculated that the Philadelphia Eagles will release him before a bonus comes due shortly after the Super Bowl. Going on that hypothetical, there has also been some dot-connecting going on whereby the New York Jets would be Vick's destination, and that speculation ramped up when it was revealed over the weekend that former Eagles OC Marty Mornhinweg had been tapped to serve in the same position with Rex Ryan's club.
However, that scenario now seems unlikely, but there are some other alternatives.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that Vick and Mornhinweg were not on the best of terms this past season, and neither one of them is interested in a reunion. In addition, despite some questionable outings in 2012, Vick is expected to draw some pretty high offers from the QB-strapped teams around the league, and the Jets simply don't have the cap space to engage in such a bidding war.
One possibility that Schefter points out is for the Jets to target former Vikings, Seahawks and Bills QB Tarvaris Jackson. New Jets GM John Idzik was a supporter of Jackson's while he was with Seattle; furthermore, Jackson will likely sign somewhere for a much more cap-friendly rate than Vick.
Some other ideas that we've seen floated include FAs Matt Moore, Drew Stanton and Josh Johnson, or trading for Alex Smith or Matt Flynn.