Adam Schefter via ESPN Rumor Central - Could Vick come back with the 49ers?

This is from today's Rumor Central on

On his blog, Adam Schefter has speculated that the San Francisco 49ers may be angling to bring former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick into the mix to be the team's new field general, should Vick be reinstated by the league when his prison sentence is over.

Schefter notes that the team will interview Dan Reeves today for its vacant offensive coordinator position, and Reeves was the coach of the Falcons when the team traded for a No. 1 overall draft selection to take Vick in 2001. Two other coaches the 49ers have pursued for the vacant offensive coordinator position - Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson and former Falcons wide receivers coach Mike Johnson - also have ties to Vick.

The team has also signed Jimmy Williams, Vick's former teammate at Virginia Tech, who lives in Hampton, Virginia near one of Vick's homes.

In 2008, San Francisco's passing attack ranked No. 13 in the league with 3,379 yards through the air. Shaun Hill and J.T. O'Sullivan combined for 21 touchdowns and 19 interceptions, and were sacked 55 times. In 2006, Vick threw for 2,474 yards with 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and also ran for 1,039 yards and two touchdowns.

Sure, Dan Reeves coached him. Big deal, Dan Reeves isn't the 49ers OC, yet. Although, the Schefter mention and Reeves' arrival in Santa Clara may mean the team is close to hiring him. Still, Michael Vick is still in prison. I would think San Francisco would be a hard place for Vick to ressurect his NFL career. The Bay Area is full of dog lovers. Not just people who like dogs as pets, but people who LOVE dogs. People like my wife, who still doesn't think Vick has paid enough for what he did. Never say never, but I don't see the 49ers being able to generate enough PR to make that happen. Besides, if the 49ers draft a QB in the first three rounds in the draft, that guy will get a shot before Vick does.