Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) throws prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: San Francisco 49ers looking sign Michael Vick as backup QB?

The saga of Michael Vick appears to have one more chapter in it before the book is closed on what has been one of the most interesting careers to follow in NFL history. It’s almost Shakespearean, as Vick soared higher than an eagle, crashed and burned and then actually soared as an Eagle aft words as he rose from the ashes.

But his time with Philly is done and Vick is looking for one more opportunity to start in the NFL this offseason. There’s no guarantee that he’ll find that opportunity, which may lead him to backing up a future Vick-style superstar in the league — Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco.

Per Peter King:

I’ll give you a dark horse here: San Francisco. Let’s say Vick gets only lukewarm interest to start, or to compete for a starting job. If so, and if the Niners want more than a third-string insurance policy for Colin Kaepernick, Vick might be willing to go to try to win a Super Bowl ring. He turns 34 in June.

Vick has mentored Nick Foles into being an MVP candidate, and the Niners have a quarterback friendly coaching Jim Harbaugh. San Francisco may be a last resort option for Vick, but it appears to be an option nonetheless.

Tags: Michael Vick NFL Free Agency 2014 San Francisco 49ers

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