Michael Vick is not ready to give up on his NFL career yet. The veteran quarterback wants another shot in the 2016 NFL season. But is there a team willing to take a gamble on him this year?
While there is no imminent deal on the horizon, Vick is being linked to the Seattle Seahawks. NFL analyst Chris Simms of Bleacher Report had an interesting take on Vick’s situation, saying that the 36-year-old is a good fit to the Seahawks.
Insurance Policy For Seattle Seahawks Star Russell Wilson
Vick did not have an impressive season in 2015 for the Pittsburgh Steelers but could find a new home in Seattle. Simms said that the 13-year veteran is a scheme fit to the Seahawks because of his athleticism.
Russell Wilson is unchallenged and is expected to start in all games next season unless something unexpected happens like an injury. Vick could be an ideal insurance policy in case Wilson becomes unavailable.
Trevone Boykin is listed as their No. 2 quarterback heading into next season. Simms said that the Seahawks appear confident of the 22-year-old rookie but adding Vick still makes sense for Seattle.
Michael Vick Backing Up Eli Manning
Aside from the Seattle Seahawks, Vick could also get New York Giants’ attention. Like the Seahawks, the Giants also have a clear-cut starter in Eli Manning. However, they will likely need to address their backup QB issues soon if they want to contend for a title next season.
Ryan Nassib is currently the No. 2 quarterback but the former Syracuse standout failed to impress in NFL Pre-Season Week 1. The 26-year-old completed just seven of his 15 passes for 75 yards with two interceptions.
How About The Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys?
The Los Angeles Rams also have quarterback issues and could take a gamble on Vick. They currently have Jared Goff as the main signal caller. But questions about his ability were raised after he was outplayed by Dallas Cowboys rookie Dak Prescott in his preseason debut, USA Today reported.
Vick also signified interest in signing with the Cowboys, who also need to sign a quarterback to prepare for another Tony Romo injury. However, it remains to be seen whether or not the Cowboys will decide to pull the trigger, especially after Prescott’s impressive performance against the Rams in Week 1.