Was It a “$100 Million Mistake” for The Jacksonville Jaguars to not Sign Michael Vick? July 10th, 2011 at 11:23 PM
By Brendan Sonnone
Michael Vick has had his fair share of nicknames, Mike, Ron Mexico and Ookie being the most notable.
Now the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has a new title, in Jacksonville
anyways: the “$100 Million Mistake.”
That’s what Mike Lombardi of the NFL Network
called Vick during his interview with Bill Simmons on ESPN’s
“The BS Report
,” implying that the
Jaguars made a blunder by not signing Vick when he was available.
not signing him was a $100 million mistake,” Lombardi said.
In 2010 he had a miraculous bounce back season, passing for 3,018 yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing for 676 yards and six touchdowns.
Vick’s impressive campaign certainly makes fans of any team needing a quarterback wonder why they didn’t strongly pursue him, but is it really fair to say the Jaguars made a huge mistake by not signing him then?
Smith wants to bring in high-character players. Vick was coming off jail time in 2009 and there were a lot of questions about his effectiveness. Vick proved doubters wrong but the gamble then for a GM looking to form a strong nucleus was not worth it.
Hindsight being 20/20, maybe Smith should have taken a risk on the electrifying Vick, but it’s understandable why he didn’t then, so saying it was a costly mistake is a bit off base.
Tags: David Garrard
, Jacksonville Jaguars
, Michael Vick