Mike Vick may look elsewhere for starting quarterback job

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Mike Vick expressed his desire to be an NFL starter again earlier this month, when he said he planned to start at least two more years.

Vick took his aspirations one step further Thursday, insisting that he will win the starting job for some team next season.

"Absolutely," he said in an interview at the Super Bowl Media Center, according to NFL.com. "I can't see no other way."

Vick, who will be 34 next season, just wrapped up his fifth season with the Eagles, and his contract expires in March. Vick, who lost his job in Philadelphia to Nick Foles, has said he will test the free agent market and look for another starting opportunity.

He has also said he wouldn’t rule out a return to the Eagles, if all else fails.

A handful of NFL teams will be scouring the market this offseason for quarterbacks. In Vick’s interview with the NFL Network, the Texans and Jets were mentioned as teams that could be looking to bring in quarterback help.

Vick said he would let the job search “play itself out.”

Free agency begins March 8 with a three-day negotiation window. Players can be sign with new teams at 4 p.m. March 11.

“I don’t want to jump the gun,” he said. “I want to make sure I put myself in the best possible situation. Ultimately, the goal is to win football games and and to try to compete in the Super Bowl one day. Being on the back end of my career, the back nine as I call, I’ve just got to make the right decision right now and make sure I do it the right way.”

-- Geoff Mosher, CSNPhilly.com