Michael Vick, a former Pro Bowler with the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles, is one of the few recognizable names at quarterback who will be in next month’s free agent market and at least one writer thinks his best shot at continuing his career as a starter is in the Bay Area.
CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora speculated Tuesday that the Raiders would offer Vick, who will be 34 before training camp opens, perhaps the best chance to remain a starter in the league.
Vick lost his starting job with the Eagles last season to Nick Foles, who wound up in the Pro Bowl after leading Philadelphia to an 8-2 record as its starter. The team was 2-4 in the six games Vick started last season.
He completed just 54.6 percent of his passes for 1,215 yards and had five touchdowns and three interceptions. He rushed for 306 yards and two scores on 36 attempts.
Vick is the NFL’s all-team leader in rushing among quarterbacks with 5,857 yards in his 11-year career, including the only 1,000-yard season by a QB for the Falcons in 2006.
His teams are 58-48-1 in his 109 career starts, with a record of 38-28-1 in Atlanta from 2001-06 and 20-20 with the Eagles from 2009-13.
La Canfora also said Vick might find an opportunity as a backup for a number of teams, listing the San Francisco 49ers—who went with Colt McCoy as their backup in 2013—along with Minnesota, Tampa Bay and Houston.