Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Jets first team to host Michael Vick this offseason


Going on 34-years-old, with 11 NFL seasons under his belt and no team falling at his feet, free agent quarterback Michael Vick is taking his time this offseason.

That doesn't mean he's not on the job hunt.

Vick is slated to visit the New York Jets Friday, according to the Star-Ledger. It will be the first time he's met with a team since hitting the free agent market last week.

The Jets seem committed to building up Geno Smith, who had a solid finish to his rookie season, to be the quarterback of the future. The team, however, doesn't appear all-in with him for the short-term.

Smith or Vick, Vick or Smith -- it's all good either way, according to at least one returning offensive player.

"It is all arrows up when it comes to that situation,'' Jets guard Willie Colon said Wednesday, via Newsday. "Competition helps everybody. Bottom line, any time you have two guys competing for the same spot, all it does is heighten the team's effort.

"It will play out how it is going to play out.''

Vick was injured midway through the 2013 season, and as a result, gave up his starting job to Nick Foles. Over the past three and a half seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Vick has thrown for 56 touchdowns and rushed for 13 more.

His agent says the veteran signal-caller is "relaxed" and "confident" he'll end up with a "great" team before long.

"Mike's keeping an open door on everything," Vick's spokesman, Chris Shigas, said. "He's not closing a door on any opportunity. He's being very patient."

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