— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 21, 2014
Today the New York Jets made a splash signing former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to a one year deal worth $5 million dollars. The Jets showed interest in Vick during the beginning of the Free Agency period and terms were met today after the Jets released former quarterback Mark Sanchez.
According to ESPN,
Vick’s arrival allowed the Jets to part ways with Mark Sanchez, who was released Friday. A $2 million roster bonus was due Tuesday. Sanchez missed last season, recovering from shoulder surgery. His salary-cap charge is a prohibitive $13.1 million.
With the Jets, Vick will be reunited with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who coached him from 2009 to 2012 in Philadelphia. Vick enjoyed his best all-around season in 2010. His familiarity with Mornhinweg and his system played an important role in his decision.
“He’s here in a role where he’s going to compete and push Geno Smith to become the very best that he can be,” Mornhinweg said.
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