The post below this one chronicles adamant denial after adamant denial from the Vikings Brass as to their alleged interest in quarterback (and felon) Michael Vick. The denials are not a shocker for two reasons.
First, they probably don’t have any interest in Michael Vick. Training Camp starts in like 20 seconds or something, so getting him into the mix this late wouldn’t be beneficial. The baggage that comes with this guy would probably make selling tickets a little tougher and would make Wilf’s dedication to accountability the laughing stock of the league. Also, there is no promise of Vick being half the quarterback he was before, or even half the athlete.
Second, if there is any interest in Vick now would be a terrible time to admit it. If they are considering taking a P.R. hit by bringing this guy in, then they will at least want to try and minimize the scorn. With about seven gazillion members of the press currently in Mankato, let’s just say admitting to something like that with all of them right there would do little to quiet that criticism.
If the interest is indeed there, which it probably isn’t, then they will play the “nothing to see here, move along” card until the media scrams. Once they realized that the hottest stories coming out of Mankato have to do with Shiancoe’s tweeting habits and Bobby Wade’s big mouth they will decide to pull out of Mankato, which would then be the time to make any announcement regarding any quarterbacks other than Tarvaris, Sage, or JDB.
So, don’t rule Vick out completely, but until things quiet down in Mankato, don’t expect the Vikings to light a fire they can’t contain.