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    The irony is that the Jets signed him on National Puppy Day

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    Jets release QB Mark Sanchez, sign Michael Vick


    Mark Sanchez's career with the New York Jets is officially over. Sanchez was released by the team on Friday. With Sanchez out, the Jets didn't waste any time in adding another quarterback to the roster.

    Just minutes after the team released Sanchez, the team announced the signing of Michael Vick to a one-year deal. Vick will be reunited with Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Mornhinweg was Vick's offensive coordinator in Philadelphia for four seasons (2009-12) before joining Rex Ryan in New York in 2013.

    "We are excited to acquire Michael Vick," Mornhinweg said in a statement. "He's a great talent who's won many games, including playoff games, in this league. He has the respect of both his teammates and opponents. He's here in a role where he's going to compete and push Geno Smith to become the very best that he can be. Michael will be able to go in and play at a high level and a winning level if called upon."


    Vick's one-year contract with the Jets is worth up to $5 million, according to ESPN.com. That contract is good news for Vick, but could turn out to be a risky move for the Jets. If Vick wins the starting job in New York, the Jets will have to pay him substantially more after 2014. It's a win for Vick though because whether or not he starts in New York, he'll have a chance to hit the free agent market next offseason.

    The former Eagles quarterback will be looking to do in New York what he did in Philadelphia last season: Win the starting job. Vick was named the Eagles starting quarterback coming out of the preseason, but an injured hamstring sent him to the bench and Nick Foles eventually took over the quarterback job. Vick's final start of 2013 came in a Week 8 loss to the Giants.

    Vick had been scheduled to meet with the Jets this weekend, but apparently, he made the decision to sign before the weekend even started.

    As for Sanchez, his 2013 was similar to Vick's in that both quarterbacks loss their jobs permanently after an injury. Sanchez appeared to have a slight edge over Smith for the Jets starting job before injuring his shoulder in the preseason.

    Sanchez had season-ending surgery in October, which effectively ended his career in New York.

    The Jets could have held onto Sanchez for a few more days, but a decision had to be made by March 25. If Sanchez had still been on the roster then, the Jets would have owed him a $2 million roster bonus.

    Sanchez joined the team the same year as coach Rex Ryan. The fifth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, Sanchez helped lead the Jets to two straight AFC Championship games.

    "I'd like to thank Mark for everything he's done for this team and me personally," Ryan said in a statement. "We were rookies together and had some early success, becoming the first rookie head coach and quarterback to go to back-to-back championship games. We experienced a lot together and I really appreciate Mark. He's a great player, a great teammate, and I wish him nothing but the best."

    Sanchez may no longer be a Jet, but we'll always have the memory of him being one thanks to a tattoo on the Ryan's arm of Ryan's wife wearing a Sanchez jersey.

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    And the train-wreck that is the New York Jets continues.

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    Default Re: NY Jets release Mark Sanchez and sign Michael Vick

    That's the most Jet thing ever.

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    Its actually a great move for the Jets. Sanchez is garbage. Vick played well last year, just didn't stay healthy and then Foles played out of his mind good. Vick had been a class act in Philly and everything I ever read on the guy was positive and that he was a great teammate. Vick is an upgrade over Sanchez and he will be better in the locker room than Sanchez.

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    It would be hilarious if Sanchez went to Jax to be a backup when they wouldn't give that job to Tebow.

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    Michael Vick's farewell to Philadelphia letter

    Michael Vick, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
    I would like to thank the Eagles and the entire city of Philadelphia. I was honored to be their quarterback and took the privilege to heart every day. I especially want to thank Jeffrey Lurie and Andy Reid, who gave me the opportunity. I want to thank my teammates, who were not just coworkers, but friends. I also want to thank the millions of fans who cheered and supported our team.

    People say Philadelphia fans are tough. I say they are fair. A player is not judged solely by his past or promises of the future, but by his actions today, and the next day, and the next.

    In my time volunteering, I have met Philadelphia's heroes. I've met at-risk children with few resources, but with teachers tirelessly helping them make the most of a second chance. I've seen the work of volunteers at school fund-raisers, food drives, after-school programs, hurricane shelters, Toys for Tots campaigns, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the meaningful work of the Humane Society of the United States. I've seen children choosing the mentorship of a football coach over peer pressure on a street corner. One of the best examples of a community deserving a second chance is the North Philadelphia Aztecs youth football team. As the players step onto Team Vick Field, they can hold their heads high and be proud that they are making Philly stronger.

    The Eagles are an outstanding organization with a bright future, and I'm thankful for all the friendship, love, and support they gave me and my family. I look forward to seeing great things from them both on the field and in the community.


    Michael Vick, Philadelphia

    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/...bRhpjU7bvFQ.99

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    Its actually a great move for the Jets. Sanchez is garbage. Vick played well last year, just didn't stay healthy and then Foles played out of his mind good. Vick had been a class act in Philly and everything I ever read on the guy was positive and that he was a great teammate. Vick is an upgrade over Sanchez and he will be better in the locker room than Sanchez.
    But that's the main point. Does a 34 year old Michael Vick have much chance of staying anywhere near healthy for an entire season? I seriously doubt it. He might be a decent band aid for a little bit, but then he'll get hurt. This organization needs to develop a young quarterback.

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    But that's the main point. Does a 34 year old Michael Vick have much chance of staying anywhere near healthy for an entire season? I seriously doubt it. He might be a decent band aid for a little bit, but then he'll get hurt. This organization needs to develop a young quarterback.
    They know Vick isn't long term. And they have Geno Smith. I know, I know. But he did show some good things last year. And he can learn from Vick. I think having Vick eases some pressure on them to absolutely start Smith this season. Vick beating Smith out for the starting job wouldn't be surprising or mean Smith is an absolute bust. Have Vick play as much as he can, they hand it over to Smith when Vick goes down.

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    Couldn't they have just traded QBs?

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    why.

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    Default Re: NY Jets release Mark Sanchez and sign Michael Vick

    So does that mean that there is literally no team in the league who thinks that he's a viable starter right now? He sure as hell isn't starting in Philly.

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    why.
    There are not enough quarterbacks in the league for every team to have a quality starter, let alone two viable QBs in case of injury or whatever. Matt Schaub is still in the league for goodness sakes...
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    Default Re: NY Jets release Mark Sanchez and sign Michael Vick

    I'd rather they bring back Koy Detmer. #GreatestHolderOfAllTime

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