Vick plans to meet with Gang Green on Friday, a source informed of the team's plans tells NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The trip to Florham Park would mark the first official free-agent visit for the former Eagles passer. Rapoport reported nothing is imminent, but there is mutual interest. NJ.com first reported the meeting.
Vick insisted in January that he "absolutely" will be a starter come Week 1. That's no guarantee in New York, where the Jets have second-year signal-caller Geno Smith on the roster and still must decide what to do about pricey Mark Sanchez, who's due a $2 million roster bonus on March 25.
We fully expect Sanchez to be released, making room for a veteran to work alongside Smith -- or ahead of him. Vick would make plenty of sense as a stopgap starter for a Jets squad that just signed Eric Decker and plans to mine the draft for additional weapons on offense.
Battling for available players hasn't been a strength of general manager John Idzik, who's been critiqued for moving at "glacial speed" during free agency, an approach that led to cornerbacks Vontae Davis and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie landing elsewhere.