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No reunion planned for Michael Vick, New York Jets


Michael Vick won't be replacing Geno Smith again.

NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Wednesday, per a source close to the situation, the Jets and Vick's agent discussed the potential of a reunion, but both sides determined it wasn't the right fit.

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While this might seem like a mistake on the Jets' part, given that Vick might be by far the best quarterback on the open market right now, it seems like the club is going for scheme knowledge over ability.

Learning an entirely new system might not be in Vick's best interest, either.

Instead, the search likely will focus on names such as Tyler Thigpen, who played under Chan Gailey and was serviceable. Regardless of how simple Gailey's concepts might be, having someone able to hit the ground and run will be better for both sides.

Until we know the extent of Smith's injury and recovery -- sometimes even the most conservative estimates aren't accurate -- it will be a backup carousel.

The latest Around The NFL Podcast discusses Steve Smith's retirement news and predicts the training camp QB battles.


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