The Philadelphia Eagles already let Andy Reid go to the Kansas City Chiefs. With the Eagles set to release Michael Vick in a few weeks, it is inevitable that some would wonder if Vick would go to Kansas City too. But Reid didn’t give the most ringing endorsement to ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning on Jan. 9, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Jeff McLane tweeted that Reid told Mike and Mike Vick was “a good kid” when asked if he was interested in bringing him to the Chiefs. He also reiterated that Vick was still “property of the Philadelphia Eagles” so any interest would be premature for now.
Of course, Vick won’t be with the Eagles for much longer, since they can cut him three days after the Super Bowl. In spite of how his career in Philadelphia turned out, he will still be one of the hottest quarterbacks on the market, with many desperate teams needing a new leader or at least a big name.
The Chiefs are as desperate as anyone, since Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel could barely give them any touchdowns in 2012. With no game-changing quarterback out there to take with the No. 1 pick in the draft, Kansas City may be in need of someone like Vick. But whether Reid is that desperate is another matter altogether.
Although Reid made Vick a legitimate quarterback again, the last two years with him destroyed his legacy in Philadelphia. Just as Reid and the Eagles need a brand new start away from each other, Vick needs to start over with someone he has no past connections with.
With Reid’s presence in Kansas City and the franchise’s dire straits, Vick wouldn’t have much of a chance there. However, since the only teams interested in a new quarterback are abysmal or have no real passing game, Vick may not afford to be picky.
Reid is just settling in with the Chiefs and Vick still has a few weeks until he is a free agent. As such, they have time to think over their options -- and pundits and fans have time to wonder how far fetched their reunion really is.