Michael Vick Would Be Good Fit For Kansas City Chiefs

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIJanuary 8, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 09:  Michael Vick #7 and head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles observe a moment of silence in memory of Reid's son Garrett before a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field on August 9, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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With his future in the Philadelphia Eagles organization beyond shaky, Michael Vick has undoubtedly begun to think about where he'll play football in 2013. He recently acknowledged the "uncertainty" around his future in an interview with Philly.com

The Eagles will likely release the former Pro Bowl quarterback, but former head coach Andy Reid should give Vick a look in his new stomping grounds in Kansas City.

I hate to say it, but it is probably the best landing spot for him.

Vick understandably wants to start, and there aren't a ton of teams that could assure him of that. The Chiefs are one of the few teams that he could step in and start from Day 1.

That said, Reid's penchant for ignoring the run game played a role in the punishment Vick took in 2011 and 2012. In addition to Reid's play-calling, the Chiefs' O-Line gave up just eight fewer sacks than the Eagles, despite throwing the ball 143 fewer times.

The protection could get worse if LT Branden Albert leaves in free agency.

The Chiefs could also lose their best receiver, Dwayne Bowe, to the free agent market as well. Though Vick would benefit from an awesome running back in Jamaal Charles, this isn't an ideal situation.

Yet, of the teams that can offer him an immediate starting spot, this is still the best option.

The Chiefs need a young QB badly, and that should be a priority in the draft.

However, if Reid isn't in love with West Virginia's Geno Smith, USC's Matt Barkley, Arkansas' Tyler Wilson or N.C. State's Mike Glennon, the team could draft a QB of the future in the third or fourth rounds.

Prospects like Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, Florida State's EJ Manuel, Miami of Ohio's Zac Dysert and Oklahoma's Landry Jones could be options after the first two rounds. These prospects would come with less pressure to start right away.

Vick could be the unquestioned starter, but the Chiefs would still have a guy waiting in the wings.

From the moment Reid's name was mentioned as a serious candidate for the Chiefs' vacancy, I thought about he and Vick reuniting in the Show Me State.

Both definitely have something to prove after their part in the Eagles' 4-12 season. We'll have to see if Reid and Vick will give their partnership a try in Kansas City.


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