Vick likely act as a viable backup to Geno Smith.
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is reportedly set to visit the New York Jets this weekend as he looks to end his wait to find a team in free agency, as reported by Pro Football Talk.
The 33-year-old is looking for a new team with which he feels he has the opportunity to be a starter, with initial speculation that he could stay with the Eagles quashed by coach Chip Kelly’s expected move to make Nick Foles their starting quarterback.
Vick insists that he still feels great despite his injury problems last season, and so he is merely looking for the right fit ahead of the new season so he can get back to work.
However, with the free agency market open for business for around a week or so, he is still in search of a new project and it has now been reported that the Jets have emerged as an option and he will meet with the team this weekend.
It is understood that Vick would primarily operate as a viable backup to Geno Smith, with the Jets hoping to acquire an experienced option in case the second-year quarterback struggles next season.
As a result, it remains to be seen what comes of his discussions with the organisation this weekend, and whether or not both parties are in agreement over Vicks’ role.
It is unclear if he has any other visits planned, with the Oakland Raiders have been previously linked with a particularly keen eye on veterans in the free agency market.
Meanwhile, Mark Sanchez is now just six days away from being owed a $2m roster bonus, although the Jets are expected to push for either a dramatic pay reduction or trade, but failing that then it is more than likely he will be cut from the roster.