At the time, Byron Leftwich was in Tampa Bay as a backup there after being Ben Roethlisberger's No. 2 the year before. Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon were the only other quarterbacks in Pittsburgh and Tomlin had ties to Vick.
What prevented it? First, the Rooney family apparently didn't want Vick and the Steelers had just won the Super Bowl. Second, Roethlisberger was going through legal problems at the time and the higher-ups didn't want to send the wrong message to their starter.
The Steelers face Vick's Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday afternoon.
Bleacher Report's David Cucchiara breaks down the three most difficult games remaining on the Ravens' schedule.
Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com wonders if, finally, the Cincinnati Bengals are for real.
Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram gives us a preview of tonight's NFL Network "A Football Life" documentary of the 1995 Cleveland Browns and what could have been if they hadn't moved to Baltimore.
Chris Trapasso of Bleacher Report wonders if the Browns simply expected too much from rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden this year.
Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says that perhaps the issues the Pittsburgh Steelers are having this year have to do with a lack of leadership on their roster.