Let the Vick Sweepstakes Begin Because He's Back

6 Jan 2002: Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons looks to pass against the St. Louis Rams at the Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Elsa /Getty Images
Bryan FlynnAnalyst IJuly 27, 2009

Just announced on ESPN, Michael Vick has been given his conditional reinstatement to the NFL and can play in the preseason. Teams can now make a move to sign Vick knowing he can play this year in the NFL.

With other players like Terrell Owens coming out on the Vick situation, he could come back and not have to miss any games—even though it looks like he may miss the first six games of the season under the conditions set by Roger Goodell.

Possible teams interested in acquiring Vick could be the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, or Dallas Cowboys. The next question would be do teams want Vick as a quarterback or for him to play another position?

Now that he is back in the league, Vick and others can now talk with more certainty about him playing this year. Any team that signs Vick will have to worry about the PETA protesters trying to protest or call for boycotts.

Whatever team gives Vick a second chance should be ready for all the people out there that will not forgive or forget what Vick has done. I for one think they should give it a rest and let the man play football.

I also will stand by my original thought that Vick has been punished enough and should not be suspended for any games.

Now we will see if that other quarterback is going to be in the NFL for the 2009-2010 season.


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