Vick Is In The “13” To “16” RangeFebruary 10th, 2014
Joe, or anyone else, can’t objectively judge the value of adding Michael Vick to the Buccaneers without knowing how much money it will take to land Vick.
Vick sounds darn good at $3 million a season plus incentives (that’s about what Josh Freeman got from Minnesota) but not so great at $6 million or $7 million a year.
Of course, market forces will set Vick’s price, but so will his Xs and Os value. NFL.com columnist Judy Battista talked to various team suits and shared perceptions of Vick around the league.
Here’s one snippet:
One NFL personnel executive said teams undoubtedly will rate Vick the best of a middling quarterback free-agent market — one likely to include Matt Schaub, Matt Cassel and Mark Sanchez — and the exec said he would rate him as a mid-tier starting quarterback, somewhere between 13 and 16. In a league with 32 teams, that’s better than half.
Forget about the entire NFL, is Michael Vick better than half the starting quarterbacks in the NFC? Joe can’t go that far. But Vick is better than Mike Glennon.
And that brings Joe back to Vick’s value. What’s it going to be worth to Lovie Smith and Jason Licht to upgrade the quarterback position versus using the money — or draft pick(s) — on another position?