Will Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick Head to the New York Jets?

Bryn SwartzSenior Writer IIIJanuary 19, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 11: Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to hand off against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on November 11, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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With the announcement that the New York Jets have hired former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg as their offensive coordinator, speculation has already arisen that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick could be reunited with Mornhinweg in New York.

Vick, 33, is scheduled to earn $15.5 million in 2013 and it's very unlikely that new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly will keep Vick.

Kelly is a big believer in running quarterbacks, which favors Vick over 2012 rookie Nick Foles, but he doesn't seem to be the type of coach who could be fooled into thinking that Vick has another good year left.

That's what buried the Eagles in 2012, as Vick combined for 21 interceptions and fumbles in just 10 games. The Eagles went 3-7 in his starts.

In New York, Vick would be the odds-on favorite to beat out Mark Sanchez (and Tim Tebow) for the starting job.

Sanchez, 26, has thrown 68 touchdowns and 69 interceptions during his four-year career. He posted a 66.9 passer rating and a 23.37 QBR in 2012, which included 14 fumbles.

Vick would certainly help attract fans to a Jets squad that was the laughingstock of the league this season. It remains to be seen whether he could be successful with a new team, but don't be surprised if the opportunity presents itself.

Regardless, Mornhinweg will need to find a quarterback for 2013. Sanchez is clearly not the guy. The draft certainly doesn't have many good options.

Vick has the potential to be a successful stopgap quarterback for a year, especially if reunited with the man who helped revive his career when he came out of prison in 2009.