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Jets signed QB Michael Vick to a one-year, $5 million contract.

Michael Vick QB NYJ 4 Months

A source tells NJ.com that free agent QB Michael Vick will visit the Jets this weekend.

This will be Vick's first official visit of free agency. Reports out of New York have consistently maintained that he is the Jets' top choice at quarterback, as they want him to provide both mentoring and competition for Geno Smith. Vick had arguably the best year of his career with the Eagles in 2010 under offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who now holds the same position with the Jets. Even at age 34, Vick would be a heavy favorite to beat out Smith in an open camp battle.

Michael Vick QB NYJ 4 Months

According to ProFootballTalk, there are "indications" free agent Michael Vick could be moving toward a decision.

It was originally suspected that Vick would wait until after the draft so he could assess the quarterback landscape and choose a destination that would fulfill his desire to be a starter. But after watching Matt Cassel, Chad Henne and Josh McCown get deals, options are drying up. PFT suggests the Raiders, Texans, Browns, Jets, Bills and Titans as possible suitors.

Michael Vick QB NYJ 4 Months

According to the New York Post, free agent Michael Vick remains the Jets top choice at quarterback.

With Josh McCown off the market, Vick is clearly the Jets top choice. But they want someone to come in as Geno Smith's backup and only take over if he falters. Vick, on the other hand, wants a legit chance to start. He's going to take his time, possibly until after May's draft, to see how the quarterback landscape shakes out. The Raiders remain an option.

Michael Vick QB NYJ 4 Months

According to the NFL Network, talks between the Jets and free agent Michael Vick have hit a "roadblock."

The roadblock is reportedly Vick wanting a starting job. That's interesting, because it suggests either the Jets have a stronger commitment to Geno Smith than they've let on, or Vick doesn't want to fight for snaps. If Vick thinks he's going to be handed a starting gig at this point in his career without competing for it, he's kidding himself. Reporter Kim Jones says the two sides could revisit a deal in the future. Right now, Vick's best landing spot looks like the rudderless Raiders.

Michael Vick QB NYJ 4 Months

Sources tell ESPN New York that the Jets have "definite interest" in free agent Michael Vick.

The Jets continue to look like the most logical landing spot for Vick. He flourished under current OC Marty Mornhinweg in Philly and the Jets are searching for competition -- as well as a mentor -- for Geno Smith. Vick's clear-cut paths to starting jobs are drying up with the Vikings and Jaguars re-signing Matt Cassel and Chad Henne, respectively.

Michael Vick QB NYJ 4 Months

SI's Peter King suggests the 49ers as a possible backup plan for free agent QB Michael Vick.

The obvious landing spots for Vick are places that can offer him a chance to compete for the starting job. King says the Jets make the most sense and lists the Raiders as well. But if those opportunities dry up, backup jobs with the Eagles and 49ers will come into play. Colin Kaepernick's No. 2 right now is McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Last year's backup, Colt McCoy, is a free agent.

Michael Vick QB NYJ 5 Months

Free agent Michael Vick is unlikely to sign with the Jaguars or Vikings after they re-signed Chad Henne and Matt Cassel, respectively.

PFT's Mike Florio reports that the Jaguars' "interest" in Vick may not have been genuine, and may have been floated to the media in an effort to get Henne to agree to terms. The Vikings were never really thought to be a realistic option, either. Other teams that could have interest in a veteran quarterback include the Jets, Bills, Texans, Bucs, and Raiders. The Jets make a lot of sense for Vick.

Michael Vick QB NYJ 5 Months

The Associated Press reports free agent Michael Vick could still end up re-signing with the Eagles.

According to a source, Vick could return if he "doesn't find the right fit elsewhere." Speaking in January, Vick himself said he'd be willing to return if "all else fails," so it's not exactly news. Vick has been linked to essentially every quarterback-needy team. He's likely moving on.

Michael Vick QB NYJ 5 Months

A source tells Profootballtalk that free agent Michael Vick could become a serious option for the Vikings if they fail to re-sign Matt Cassel.

Outside of Adrian Peterson, it's the first time Vick has been linked to the Vikings. He'd make the Vikes more competitive than Cassel, but would be a far poorer bet to stay healthy. The league's anonymous sources have yet to identify a favorite for Vick's services.