Michael Vick showed the Jets what he’s capable of with a stellar performance against the Steelers on Sunday. The pending free agent would like to give Gang Green more of that in 2015 and wants to stay on beyond this season, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link).
Unsurprisingly, the Jets have had no contact with the veteran quarterback about a new contract. With uncertainty surrounding the job security of General Manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan, Cole says that it’s unclear who would make the call to retain Vick. I would also surmise that owner Woody Johnson might prevent Idzik from making such a significant move as it would limit the options of a potential replacement if he were fired. If offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg manages to stay on board, Cole says that Vick’s chances of staying will improve given the rapport and familiarity the two have with each other.
In any case, it appears that Vick’s preference is to remain with the Jets as he alluded to in a chat with reporters earlier this week. The 35-year-old likes being in New York and Cole says that he would probably like to finish his career with the Jets. With little clarity in the Jets’ front office, however, I think that it’s hard to see Vick’s wish being granted, or even addressed, in the coming weeks.