Friday, November 21, 2008

Total Rumor: Chiefs and Vikings Like Vick?

So I get a lot of tips from readers -- most of the time it's a link to something interesting, but sometimes someone sends me a first-hand (or Nth-hand) story. One I got today was from a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy (etc... the chain of evidence seemed plausible to me) who claims Michael Vick told him directly that:

The Chiefs and Vikings have contacted Vick's agent about playing for them when he gets out of prison.

Now, this isn't much of a stretch: Despite Tyler Thigpen's fairly remarkable play recently, both teams could use a solution at QB. (Perhaps KC reached out to Vick's team before Thigpen heated up.) There are a couple other teams that could use Vick, too (especially if they want to have a "Wildcat specialist" QB!) Just felt obligated to pass along this totally unfounded, Nth-hand story.

Take it with your own brand of skepticism, but a team's interest in Vick is worth debating among that team's fans, whether or not it's true now -- for QB-weak teams you have to believe it'll be true eventually. So: Would you want YOUR QB-depleted team to pursue Michael Vick?

-- D.S.

1 comment:

SamTeichman said...

So here is the true question, and one that may be worthy of a poll of some sort.

Considering how the Wildcat offense is all the rage now, and the coincidental timing of them both potentially being available this offseason, who would you rather have, and in what role (starter, or Wildcat back/backup QB): Tim Tebow, or Michael Vick?

Now consider, before you answer, these factors: Vick has already proven he can play at a high level in the NFL, and will come relatively cheap, as he will probably be on a heavily incentive based deal.
Tebow is an unproven commodity, albeit a highly talented one with amazing college accomplishments and credentials, who will be under the old rookie scale with it's bonuses and higher guaranteed salary, and no track record of NFL success.

I don't have an answer to this yet. It requires some more research. But my first instinct - considering I would probably not plan to build my team, long term, around either one as a bona fide can't miss starter - is Vick, based mostly on his past NFL experience.

Food for thought...