Michael Vick: Teams That Should Go After Embattled the Eagles QB

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 05:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to throw a pass against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 5, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IDecember 22, 2012

With Michael Vick expected to released by the Philadelphia Eagles after the season, there are plenty of quarterback-needy teams that would love to get their hands on him.

Whether it be a certain team in New York (OK, that's too easy; it's not the Giants) or a bottom-feeder from the NFC West, some teams won't think twice about adding the embattled 32-year-old under center.

Here's a look at the teams who should pursue the dual threat.


New York Jets

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Rex Ryan "loves" Vick and the Jets would pursue the signal-caller if he became available.

It's obvious why. The Jets (understandably) don't trust Tim Tebow, and Mark Sanchez has had a disaster of a season. Vick could start for the Jets until rookie Greg McElroy gets his feet wet.

It also would be an appealing place for Vick to play. He's been stuck behind a porous offensive line the last few years, and a concussion ended his 2012 campaign.

Vick's 2010 season is still remembered in the National Football League—make no mistake about it.


Buffalo Bills

It's very likely that the Bills will miss out on a top quarterback in the 2013 NFL draft given the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals could select ahead of them.

In that case, going after Vick would undoubtedly be appealing to Buffalo, given the disappointing Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports recently pegged the Bills as the top landing spot for Vick.


Arizona Cardinals

Depending on how they finish the season, the Cardinals could have a shot at USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the NFL draft; he is widely considered to be the second-best quarterback prospect.

On the other hand, there are questions about Barkley's decision-making after he tossed 15 interceptions with the Trojans this season—and Arizona is in no mood to wait around.

Neither is star receiver Larry Fitzgerald.


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