The results of that workout will determine whether the team pursues other free agent quarterbacks, Mike Tomlin said after Tuesday's practice.
In other words, Vick performs well and he gets a job.
The Steelers have plenty of game video on Vick after his 12 seasons in the league, but perhaps they need a close-up look to make sure Vick has kept himself in shape. Tomlin mentioned working out Byron Leftwich at nearby Latrobe High School a few years ago.
"There's not a throw on the field he can't make from an arm strength standpoint," said Tomlin of Vick. "He's a very experienced guy at what he does at this point in his career. And obviously the mobility is still unique even at 35."
The Steelers are expected to sign Vick because alternatives are limited. The free agent quarterback pool is dried up, and Tomlin revealed Bruce Gradkowski could need two hand surgeries after Sunday's injury against the Packers while trying to scoop up a fumble. Vick is the best option available.
The Steelers are sensitive to Vick's high-profile past, Tomlin said .
"Rest assured he's done a lot since he's gone thorugh some of the things he's gone through," Tomlin said. "His track record to this point in that regard speaks for himself.”