- Jul 8, 2000
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http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/peter_king/05/20/vick/index.htmlTwo things about Michael Vick's NFL future: Even if/when he's reinstated, some owner has to sign off on him, which will be troublesome. No owner will want the headache of animal-lovers picketing the football team and season-ticket-holders canceling their seats.
But remember when you say about your team, "Oh, our owner will NEVER be interested.'' Well, no owner was interested in Terrell Owens either, and he got $6 million from the Bills. And everyone said the cost for Albert Haynesworth was way too high and they'd never bid for him ... and then the Bucs and Redskins both threw ridiculous money at him. So don't take any team's word for it right now about whether it is interested in Vick.
That being said, here are my five teams with a prayer of signing Vick once he gets reinstated, either this year or next, by commissioner Roger Goodell (and I emphasize prayer, because this is an educated guess by me, nothing more):
1. New Orleans Saints
I think coach Sean Payton could sell it pretty easily to selfless and egoless quarterback Drew Brees by telling him Vick's not coming in to take your job, only coming in to play five to 10 snaps a game in some Wildcat/running back/receiver capacity. Saints owner Tom Benson wants to win badly.