2014 NFL Free Agency Preview: Top 10 quarterbacks

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Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) looks on as quarterback Nick Foles (9) warms up before the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

#2. Michael Vick 

Age: 33

2013 Stats: 1215 passing yards, 5 TD’s, 3INT’s, 54.6% completion, 306 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD’s, 4 fumbles, 6 starts

Career Stats: 21,489 passing yards, 128 TD’s, 85 INT’s, 56.2% completion, 5857 rushing yards, 36 rushing TD’s, 91 fumbles

A good fit if…. You need a starter right away/you have a dual threat system in place.

Always a polarizing name there is no denying that Michael Vick has the best resume and the most talent out of the free agent quarterbacks available this offseason, but his injury history is a serious concern as is his age at 33. It is hard to look past the fact that Vick hasn’t played a full 16 game season since 2006 in Atlanta and teams that have little options at quarterback will be counting on him to be able to finish the whole season.

Vick also still has his limitations and can rack up the turnovers, but showed glimpses of his athletic ability and laser of an arm before losing his job to Nick Foles after his body betrayed him. Teams know what Vick can do, and his once in a generation blend of athleticism and pure gamebreaking instincts make him an intriguing name, but the million dollar question is if he can stay healthy. If he can finally beat his body for a full season Vick could have a comeback and go out on top, but as we have seen the odds are against him. There will be a team that risks him getting hurt again, because he has the type of talent that makes the potential reward worth the risk. 

Rating: 6.5

Chances of landing in Oakland: 33%


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