Are Niners eyeing Michael Vick?

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The 49ers are being secretive about their offensive plans, but it's not hard to connect the dots in this case. The 49ers are interviewing former Falcons head coach Dan Reeves today for their offensive coordinator vacancy. Reeves was Atlanta's head coach in 2001, when the team traded for the No. 1 overall draft pick to use on QB Michael Vick. One day earlier, the 49ers interviewed Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson, who used to coach Vick in Atlanta. And San Francisco also has expressed some interest in former Falcons wide receivers coach Mike Johnson, who coached quarterbacks in Baltimore and also knows Vick well. So, some of the candidates the 49ers have begun to focus on all have connections to Vick, who could be back in the NFL as early as this summer after being released from federal prison. No team has a greater need for a quarterback than the 49ers, but this isn't to say they will pursue him. But the coaches they're pursuing now all know and have worked with Vick.

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49ers, Vikings could pursue Vick

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer Feb 20, 6:34 pm EST

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Two teams with unsettled quarterback situations—the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings—might be interested in acquiring suspended Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick.

Vick is in federal prison on felony charges related to dogfighting and is scheduled to be released in July. The Falcons have said they will try to trade him, though they could cut him and make him a free agent.

San Francisco coach Mike Singletary said Vick deserves the chance to play in the league, and believes he will be successful if he returns. He wouldn’t say if the 49ers would pursue him.

“He’s still under contract, you can’t really talk to him or have any contact with him,” Singletary said. “Right now, we’re just going to look at the quarterbacks we have and go from there.”

There might be questions about Vick’s sharpness and conditioning because he hasn’t played since 2006, but he’s a proven winner who led the Falcons to an NFC championship game and has been to three Pro Bowls. The dynamic athlete has the NFL single-season record for yards rushing by a quarterback with 1,039 in 2006, and is third all-time. He also has passed for 11,505 yards in six seasons, with 71 touchdowns and 52 interceptions.
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Singletary said the team would likely enter training camp with Shaun Hill as the No. 1 quarterback. Hill passed for 2,046 yards and had an 87.5 passer rating last season, but that wasn’t enough to impress 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan, who said the team clearly needs to upgrade the position.

“I’m not going to get into names,” he said. “The important thing now is which ones fit that (system). It has to be a chemistry where he fits in with everybody. There’s value out there, and it’s a position we need to address, whether it’s the draft or free agency.”
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Well, Vikings got their QB in the trade for Rosenfels. So guess that means it's us who might get him...
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I think he would be a great fit in our run first offense. We just lost out on Warner too.
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