A Fresh Start: Teams with Potential Interest in Michael Vick

Daniel DinunzioAnalyst IMay 19, 2009

RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 27:  Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (R) leaves federal court August 27, 2007 in Richmond, Viriginia. Vick pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting charge.  (Photo by Steve Helber-Pool/Getty Images)

Michael Vick's release from prison to home confinement in Virginia brings on a whole new level in the Vick saga.  A quarterback that was productive in his years in Atlanta will now have to overcome all the animal lovers who won't forgive him.

Vick was sentenced Prison in December of 2007.  He's had well over a year to think about what he did and how is he going to prove to the public that he's truly sorry for what he did.

Vick has lost almost everything he had and earned after he was drafted out of Virginia Tech.  He deserves a second chance, and there are plenty of teams in need of a hybrid type quarterback.

After all Michael Vick is a tremendous athlete.  No other quarterback in the NFL can compare when it comes to raw talent and athletic ability.  He's ultimately the games best scrambler and has a cannon of an arm.  If brought back to the right team and the right situation, he could become an asset to a nfl team.

Vick could end up playing for any team, but there are a few teams that stick out when it comes to their teams current QB situations.

The St. Louis Rams are a franchise in need of something to get the fan-base excited.  Marc Bulger is playing his way out of the NFL, and Vick would bring a lot of excitement to St. Louis assuming he's acclimated to the football life.  It would be hard to make the Rams worse then they already are.

The San Francisco 49ers are a team in search of a leader at QB.  Shaun Hill doesn't seem to be a long-term QB in the nfl, and Coach Mike Singletary has been quoted as being tempted by making Vick an offer. 

Michael Vick to Michael Crabtree just sounds like a duo to die for.  The niners management has denied any Vick interest, but it's funny how things seem to work out in the nfl sometimes.

Then there is always the Oakland Raiders.  Al Davis is the guy that will do anything to make his team better.  Whether that means bringing Vick in with his own package or converting him to Wide Receiver, who knows.  There's no telling what Al Davis will do even with the players on his team.

The Seattle Seahawks seem to be an appealing destination.  Vick has a friendship with new head coach Jim Mora.  Mora was the coach of the Falcons during some of Vick's best years.  The QB situation is tight out in the northwest with Hassleback and Wallace, but Michael Vick could potentially turn this team in the playoff team they once were.

Lastly, is the New England Patriots.  That's right the team with one of the most distinguished QB's in the NFL.  The Patriots were burned by the wildcat offense early on in the season, and Vick would be put in a package that would be a nightmare for any defensive coordinate.

They have taken chances on disgruntled players before, just look at how wonderful Randy Moss turned out to be.

These are only a handful of the possible fits in the Michael Vick journey back to the gridiron.  Let's remember he still needs to meet with Commissioner Roger Goddell and talk about his experience and lessons.

There's also risk involved in any team that signs Vick to any type of deal.  He's a real flyer and your going to have dog lover protests wherever he ends up.  That's just how some people are.  Team Management is going to play a crucial role in where Vick plays in the NFL.

Who knows maybe Vick's career is over.  Then again a player that is still relatively young, Vick will be 29 in June  there is a lot of upside if he can regain his football shape and form. 

He's only three years removed from a pro bowl appearance.  Football fans know he can play at a highly competitive level, let's just see if someone gives him a chance.