Tuesday, March 11, 2014

With McCown scheduled to visit, Jets still eying Vick


New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez hasn't left New York yet, but he may be packing his bags.

The Jets are eyeing at least two potential targets for Sanchez's job (and maybe Geno Smith's for the short-term) — Josh McCown and Michael Vick, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.

McCown is scheduled to visit New York between trips to Tampa Bay and Houston, while Vick reportedly told former teammates he believes he'll land with the Jets. Cimini said the team has "definite interest" in the latter signal-caller, which may wind up being their only choice after McCown visits Tampa.

No official meeting has been set between Vick and the Jets thus far, though it wouldn't be surprising to see both sides move quickly.

Meanwhile, Sanchez was reportedly out scoping for new residence in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York earlier this week, perhaps an indication that his departure isn't set in stone quite yet. Cutting him prior to having a suitor to fill his shoes is obviously premature for New York, and if the market dries up there's always a chance general manager John Idzik gives him one more year.

McCown played eight games last year with Chicago following the injury to Jay Cutler, throwing 13 touchdowns with only one interception. Vick played in only seven games last year with Philadelphia, where he was replaced by Nick Foles following some inconsistencies and a hamstring injury.

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