OK, so we all know that Mike will come back. Everyone who dares to call themselves a fan of football knows that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated Vick this past Monday to certain terms. The terms are:
1. Vick can immediately begin practice (once he finds a team)
2. He can play in the final two preseason games
3. He can begin regular season play by week six
So, the real question is: Where will Vick play?
We know he will be a back-up somewhere, since he can't play until week six, but who needs all the baggage that Vick will bring to their franchise, regardless of his talent?
That's the real question. Of the 32 NFL teams, you would think that at least one might sign him. Well, here are the teams that will say (or already have said) no:
1.Atlanta Falcons- They got rid of Vick the first chance they got.
2. Carolina Panthers- Wouldn't fit with Fox's offense anyway.
3.Oakland Raiders- Think they got a franchise QB in JaMarcus Russell (although Vick would look good in Black and Grey).
4.Miami Dolphins- Might have been a stupid move on their part, since he would've worked good in the "Wildcat" formation. Second-round pick, QB Pat White, is a younger version of Vick.
5.Washington Redskins- Head coach Jim Zorn says on Vick:
"I would just say it won't be with us, at least at this juncture."
8.San Francisco 49ers- Don't want Vick's baggage.
9.Dallas Cowboys- This one is almost both surprising and reasonable. Usually Dallas is the first team to pick up guys who are looking to redeem themselves (Ex. Terrell Owens, Adam "Pacman" Jones). It is also reasonable because they probably don't need any more distractions, which Vick will bring. They need to focus on getting to the playoffs. I mean they are a team of Pro Bowlers!
10. Tennessee Titans- They already have a running QB in Young, and a starter in Collins.
Vick had better hope he gets picked up by the Vikings though, since New Orleans already has a Hall of Famer in Drew Brees.
Not even a week after QB Brett Favre announced his retirement, there are already rumors that Minnesota is already talking with Vick. Coach Childress denied the rumor.
New Orleans Saints receiver Lance Moore says that he would love to see Vick on their squad.
"I would love to see him in a Saints uniform, I think he could add a whole other dimension to this team that we don't really have," he says.
"I think he's more than paid his debt to society. He's done everything that's been asked of him and I would assume that you are not going to see any problems from him. He's trying to do whatever he can to get back into the NFL. He was one of the elite players in the league. One of the highest paid players in the league. I'm sure that the damage it has done to him mentally is plenty for him to have learned his lesson."
Good point Lance! I agree! Now what do you, the reader, think? Will Vick return to his previous stature? If so, where will he go? Leave your comments below. Thanks for your input.