Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) runs onto the field prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Lions 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Executive says New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick is ‘washed up’


Despite being one of the bigger (if not biggest) name quarterbacks on the free agent market this season, Michael Vick seemingly struggled to find a team willing to take on his services.

Granted, there were likely a few reasons for that – one of them the hefty contract he was commanding – but regardless Vick eventually settled with the New York Jets on a one-year, $5 million dollar deal.

Many believe it’ll prove to be a solid move for the Jets, but not one NFL executive who says Vick is washed up.

pinions on the Vick signing are sharply divided among fans and media, which isn’t a surprise. I happen to think it’s a good deal, but I spoke to one longtime front-office executive who believes Vick, 33, is washed up.

“The Jets already have a guy like him ,” said the executive, referring to Geno Smith. “If you bring Vick in, you’re not thinking. It makes no sense. He’s a good kid. He’s more mature, he’s not a distraction and the players respect him, but he doesn’t bring anything to the table anymore — nothing. He can’t win with his legs anymore, he has to win with his head. His arm is good enough, but unfortunately, the arm isn’t connected to the head.”

It was apparently a sentiment shared by an AFC scout, who suggested swapping Vick for Mark Sanchez was all but a lateral move.

The Jets didn’t appear heading anyplace with Geno Smith atop the depth chart, so despite the issues, a one-year deal isn’t going to hurt the Jets.

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