Here’s a breakdown of AFC teams, their quarterback situation and Vick’s chances of landing there:
New England – Belichek is definitely not the desperate type. Brady is coming back healthy and a-la-Matt Cassell, Kevin O’Connell is an unknown back-up that could plan well in the system if something happens. Not a chance there.
Buffalo – You have to think about. Trent Edwards is definitely a bottom-half tier NFL QB and Terrell Owens will create some excitement in 2009. How can you not bring in a guy like Vick that could help right away with some formations. Course, Vick has basically sucked in his career in the cold….
Miami – Until the selection of Pat White, this would have been a great spot. White is basically Vick with a spotless image and record – and for a 2nd round pick.
Jets – Mark Sanchez is the town hero after draft day, but rookie quarterbacks are a fickle bunch. Clemens and Erik Ainge are other young options. After a blue-collar construction job, maybe Vick is tough enough for New York? Okay, maybe not. They get snow there as well.
Ravens – Not a chance, they love their Joe Flacco. Plus, Troy Smith could run all the Vick stuff if they wanted to go that route.
Cincinnati – Well, Vick would fit right in to their off-the-field history, right? A healthy Palmer makes this a moot point, but they are an injury away from being, well, where they were last year. Vick gives a team like the Bengals a chance to be 8-8 or 7-9 instead of 4-12 without Palmer in the picture.
Cleveland – They have a big enough mess with Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn on the roster – sort that out and they might be interested by mid-season.
Pittsburgh – Not a chance.
Colts – Not a chance.
Tennessee – A slight chance. Collins is older than some coaches and Vince Young has a Chuck Knoblauch-type hex going on upstairs. Vick could be a stop-gap in 2010. Their backfield would be similar to the Dunn, Duckett, Vick situation in Atlanta a few years ago with Lendale White and Chris Johnson.
Jacksonville – Jack Del Rio is definitely not the coach for Michael Vick.
Houston – How funny would it be for Vick to be Schaub’s back-up in 2009? If Schaub would have stayed in Atlanta, where would Matt Ryan be right now? Ah, the great “what if” game….
Denver – Who’s their quarterback again? Oh, not Cutler? Yeah, they would be interested in Vick.
Chiefs – They might be getting fleeced on the Cassel deal, why would they being in Vick too? Cassel’s making more than Vick’s old contract in 2009!
San Diego – No chance.
Oakland – Al Davis will definitely be interested…look at Vick’s 40-time! Course it was prision-aided that day…. Russell has shown little so far and it would have to be the first time ever that two #1 quarterbacks were on the same roster in history.