The owners of the Jets and Giants have no interest in signing Michael Vick now that the disgraced quarterback has finished his federal dogfighting sentence.
Giants owner John Mara and Jets owner Woody Johnson were emphatic in saying their teams’ quarterback positions were filled and they were not even considering signing Vick, the former Atlanta Falcons star who ended a 23-month sentence on Monday.
Eli Manning has been the Giants’ starter for the past four-plus season, with David Carr serving as his backup last season.
The Jets job is open with Kellen Clemens set to battle rookie Mark Sanchez for the right to replace Brett Favre.
But Johnson said the Jets weren’t interested in the 29-year-old Vick, who spent the final two months of his sentence under home confinement.
“We’ve got Kellen Clemens and now we have this young Mark Sanchez, and I think we are good on quarterbacks,” Johnson said. “We’re going to stick with what we are doing now. Kellen, this will be his fourth year, so he is ready to go, and Sanchez is pretty exciting.”
When asked if the Giants had any interest in Vick, Mara said, “On a lot of levels, no.”
Mara added there wasn’t even a discussion or debate in the front office about Vick.
Mara and Johnson made their comments after a ceremony that inaugurated a new rail service to the Meadowlands sports complex where the teams are building a new stadium to open in 2010.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.