With Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, the Green Bay Packers haven’t ruled out signing free agent quarterback Michael Vick. Vick, who is fresh off a 23 month prison sentence, has a list of teams that have expressed interest in the 29 year old run and gun quarterback. Not playing since 2006, Vick looks to be hungry to get back on the field as he threw balls to high schoolers in Virginia Beach yesterday.
With the UFL as a possible option, some say Vick’s best option is to go play the six game season in the UFL, prove himself then go on to the NFL. To this point, it looks like Green Bay is the top suitor as several players and even GM Ted Thompson has expressed an interest in Vick who led Virginia Tech to the national championship game in 1999. Thompson was quoted earlier this week by saying, “What is the answer that we give to questions like this? We’re always looking to improve our team,” Thompson said. “We look at all options at all times. I wouldn’t care to speculate in terms of the odds or the percentages [of signing Vick] or anything like that.” So this isn’t a bold prediction that Vick will be a Packer but after linebacker Nick Barnett tweeted that he would love to have Vick in the spread formation, the situation is starting to look clearer. Aaron Rodgers isn’t an elite quarterback, and barring injury, Vick would be a benefitial back-up. Without playing a down since the ’06 season, it’s more than likely his skills would be a little rusty so that is why I think he should play in the UFL to show what he’s got. But with Vick, anything is possible so it’s unknown what he will do, but for now Packer fans, just hope Vick comes your way because he would be a good addition to any team.