Michael Vick to the Bills? A Look at the 2013 NFL QB Free Agents


Time to break down the 2013 NFL QB free agent market, for you who root for teams that are out or basically out of the postseason picture. I’ll look at it more in-depth once the season is over.

First of all, I won’t include Joe Flacco because I expect him to be – at minimum – franchised by the Ravens. Secondly, Michael Vick is likely to be cut. Many NFL personnel see him signing with the Buffalo Bills. That means Ryan Fitzpatrick will also be cut, with his big salary. I also expect Alex Smith to be traded to a QB-needy team that misses out on Vick and Fitzpatrick.

So, with those asterisks, here’s the best projected-to-be-available QB’s when free agency starts.

1. Michael Vick. Best fit: Bills. He’d have a similar set-up to Philadelphia’s (speedy if slight WRs, burner at RB), but with better protection.

2. Ryan Fitzpatrick. Best fit: Jets. If Rex finally gives up on Mark Sanchez, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to bring in Fitzpatrick and let him and Tim Tebow fight it out for the starting job.

3. Matt Moore. Best fit: Chiefs. The Chiefs are sure to draft a QB, but restless fans might enjoy seeing a quarterback who could make third-down throws, and not make rookie mistakes for a potential playoff run.

4. Rex Grossman. Good fit: Giants. I know what you’re thinking. If he’s #4, this must be a bad class. Rexy actually can still zip the ball from the pocket. His biggest problems are when he has to move around. Some of the best fits I could come up with involved teams that might just re-sign their impending free agents (Bengals, Buccaneers). The Giants may also just decide to re-sign David Carr. Rex likes to throw down-field on ins and go routes, a style that suits targets Cruz, Bennett, Nicks, Randle and Hixon.

5. Charlie Batch. Good fit: Cardinals. This is dependent on whether or not Kevin Kolb is able to come back from all his head injuries. The Cardinals will likely look at a lot of different QBs – rookie and vet – to try to get the passing game going.

Diamonds in the rough: Drew Stanton (I could see him staying with the Colts and auditioning for a starter’s job somewhere else if Luck gets hurt), Brian Hoyer.

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2 Responses to “Michael Vick to the Bills? A Look at the 2013 NFL QB Free Agents”

  1. Rick Fox says:

    Why would the Bills want a coach killer like Vick? Every coach he has had since joining the NFL he has gotten fired.

  2. yehooyeh says:

    Fitzpatrick to the Jets? I think you’re insane. They already have Sanchez signed for a few years with a hefty contract. Fitzpatrick just signed a hefty contract with the Bills too. They couldn’t afford both and Ryan seems to be on board for another year with the owner who wants to change the GM’s role.