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Free agent quarterback Michael Vick is reportedly going to meet with the New York Jets later this week. Vick spent last season with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The meeting with the Jets could be as soon as Friday, NJ.com reported first. It will be Vick’s first official meeting with a team.
If Vick does sign with the team, he could easily slide in as starting quarterback after Geno Smith’s rough rookie season. One NFC executive told The New York Daily News last week that the veteran would be a great influence for Smith. “He could teach him how to deal with all of the pressures of being 'the guy.' Guys in the league respect him,” the executive told the paper.
Vick also previously worked with Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg while the two were in Philadelphia. He will be turning 34 this season and spent five seasons with the Eagles. During his time there, he had 72 touchdowns and 33 interceptions. He was hurt last season and Nick Foles took over for the Eagles.
Mark Sanchez is expected to be released by the Jets.
The Jets aren’t the only teams interested in Vick. NFL.com reprots that the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders are also interested.