Michael Vick got his wish more or less on Monday, as he was told that he would that he would be able to jump back into playing for a team come week 6 of the 2009 NFL season. Now that he knows exactly how long it will be till he can be back on the field, the next question is a pretty simple one – who is he going to play for?
There’s been plenty of talk over the last months about that very thing, and even recently it seems there are a couple of teams that seem to stick out more than others. Mind you whatever team takes on Vick, along with it is going to come a PR nightmare that no public relations team around the league is really prepared for.
So where will he end up? Here’s my take on the top four teams that have an inside track at Vick.
1. Oakland – Yes, I saw Peter King’s Tweet today that says he’d be shocked if Vick ends up there, but isn’t it just too good of a match? I mean, think of it like the “Bride of Frankenstein,” or passing a car crash. You know it will end badly, but you can’t take your eyes off of it. With that, Oakland has to be the top contender for Vick’s services.
2. Buffalo – Four months ago I would have never thought it, but suddenly taking on Terell Owens, the Bills seem to be ready to take some outlandish chances to reach the next level, and some say that T.O. saying that Roger Goodell shouldn’t have suspended Vick any more than he already has seems to spell a possible connection in Western NY.
3. San Francisco – The Niners have what – five QB’s. In reality, they have really have no QB’s, and that is the issue. Alex Smith is damaged goods, and Shaun Hill is not a long-term answer, so while they look for a franchise guy, why not take a shot at putting Vick under center and seeing what he can do. Vick and Mike Singletary is quite an interesting fit to say the least.
4. Miami – It was shown last year that the Fins love to run that “Wildcat” offense, so Vick is a possible fit there as he’d be a great fit. The team already has one player that is very good at running it – Ronnie Brown, but Vick along with rookie Pat White would make Miami one tough team to get ready for week in and week out.
So where does he end up after really thinking all this though – I’ll say the Bills. He and T.O. already seem to have that bond for some reason, and the crowds at Bills training camp are only going to get longer if Vick arrives there ready to play ball again.