Michael Vick said this offseason he would like to play three more years in the NFL. That is still possible. He has also said he thinks he can still be a starter in this league. That part is less likely, but there's no question he's capable of providing an upgrade at the backup quarterback position for several teams.
The problem is going to be having to wait for the next team to give him a chance. Although the NFL is a quarterback-driven league, the market often moves slowly for quarterbacks in their mid-30s (Vick turns 35 at the end of the month).
Still, Vick is more than just a camp arm. It can be argued he's the most accomplished quarterback on the street. He's 59-50-1 as a starter and is a proven leader. Which teams might be interested in signing him?
The Seattle Seahawks are a natural fit, as Pete Carroll has gone through official team activities using two quarterbacks -- starter Russell Wilson and backup R.J. Archer. The drop-off from Wilson to Archer is huge, and Archer hasn't yet thrown an NFL pass.
But with the Seahawks trying to extend the contracts of Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner this offseason, there isn't a lot of cap room available for a backup quarterback. The Seahawks' offers to re-sign Tarvaris Jackson have been too low for the QB's taste so far. You'd think that might open the door for Vick, but the team can't play a Jackson offer against a Vick offer because both quarterbacks are represented by the same agent, Joel Segal. It wouldn't be a surprise if they reach an agreement with Jackson this week, but if not, Vick would remain in play in Seattle.
Because Vick had good relationships with coaches from his past two teams, the Eagles and the Jets, he could be on their emergency lists. Rex Ryan might consider him in Buffalo, but he's already got a crowded group in Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor. If the Baltimore Ravens had an injury at quarterback, Ravens quarterback coach Marty Mornhinweg would put in a recommendation. Andy Reid would likewise call for him in Kansas City, but the Chiefs are content at the moment with Alex Smith and Chase Daniels.
Vick is also a fit for teams with mobile quarterbacks. If something happened to Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco, Vick could be an intriguing option to replace him or back him up.
One thing working against Vick is his strong presence. Most young quarterbacks grew up idolizing him. Jacksonville, Tennessee, Oakland and Tampa Bay are grooming young quarterbacks in their first or second seasons, and while he'd be a logical fit at all of those places and would likely provide a valuable leadership element, his presence also might be too much of a distraction.