Aug 10, 2013

Michael Vick 10 Million 2013

Michael Vick 10 Million 2013.  Scratch Michael Vick off the list of possible Jets quarterbacks next season. The injury-prone Vick restructured his contract with the Eagles into a one-year deal, eliminating him from contention as either a replacement or competition for Mark Sanchez.

The Daily News reported in December that Vick would be amenable to joining Gang Green if Sanchez were out of the picture.
“(Rex Ryan) loves him,” a team official told The News at the time.

With Vick, 32, off the table, the remaining conceivable targets consist of backups including Matt Moore, Tarvaris Jackson and Jason Campbell. Niners QB Alex Smith might be available, but he would require a hefty salary that the Jets almost certainly could not afford, not to mention the possible price tag San Francisco could demand in a trade.

Vick’s restructured deal is for up to $10 million with incentives, according to multiple reports. Under his old contract, Vick was scheduled to make $15.5 million in 2013.

When the Eagles hired former Oregon coach Chip Kelly, speculation mounted about whether he would keep Vick around. Though Kelly’s system at Oregon flourished with a mobile quarterback, the 32-year-old Vick had a rough season in 2012, throwing 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 10 games.

He suffered a concussion in Week 10 and Nick Foles was named the starter for the remainder of the season. Vick played in the season finale against the Giants after Foles broke his hand.

Kelly on Monday said Vick was not guaranteed the starting job by signing the new contract. “There’s an open competition,” said the coach. “Nick (Foles) knew every step of the way what we were doing.”

JETS QB CANDIDATES
Alex Smith -- The highest quality option but not a realistic one: the Jets probably can’t afford to have both Smith and Sanchez on the roster. In addition, the 49ers are hoping to trade Smith instead of releasing him.

Matt Moore -- Was passed over for Ryan Tannehill in 2012, but the season before Moore proved a competent QB for Miami, throwing 16 TDs and nine interceptions in 13 games.

Tarvaris Jackson -- Jets GM John Idzik came from Seattle so the connection is there, but Jackson was mediocre for the Seahawks when he played 15 games in 2011.

Jason Campbell -- Though the playing time hasn’t always been consistent for him since leaving Washington, Campbell did post four consecutive seasons with a QB rating in the 80’s from 2008-2011.

Derek Anderson -- He essentially hasn’t played since 2010 and hasn’t posted a completion percentage above 52 since 2007, but Anderson is just 29 years old and was once very solid back in that ’07 season.

Matt Flynn -- Another Seattle player, Flynn could be a trade target given the rise of Russell Wilson. Again, however, Flynn would probably be a pricey option.

Drew Stanton -- Stanton was a member of Gang Green for a single week last offseason before the team dealt for Tim Tebow; could Stanton return again as a competitor for Sanchez? Anything is possible.