Jets' Michael Vick: Playing for Redskins would be 'dream come true'
Vick, 30, will be a free agent after completing a one-year deal with the New York Jets. He opened the season as the team's backup behind Geno Smith, replaced Smith for three games and was benched last month for Smith. In nine games this season, he has completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 604 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions this season.
Vick, who was born in Newport News, Va., and played collegiately at Virginia Tech, said playing for the Redskins would be a homecoming.
"That's home,'' the Virginia native said, beaming like a child. "That's home for me. Don't get me excited. Don't get me excited.''
"I'm open to playing for anybody that wants to win,'' Vick said. "But obviously, going back home, I mean, that'll be a dream come true,'' he said, smiling again. "But I would hate to get my hopes up for something that wouldn't happen. So I can't even think about it right now.''
The Redskins have had a tumultuous season, particularly at quarterback. Starter Robert Griffin III dislocated his ankle in Week 2 and was replaced by Kirk Cousins, who was eventually benched after throwing nine interceptions in six games. Griffin was then benched for Colt McCoy only to regain the starting spot when McCoy was injured.
The Redskins are 3-11 and in last place in the NFC East. Washington hosts the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Vick and the Jets are also 3-11 and in last place in the AFC East. They will host the New England Patriots on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET.
- Paul Palladino