Because he likes the team's uniforms, of course. And also because they're close to his Virginia home and they play against his former team, the Falcons, twice a season as a member of the NFC South.
"If I could play for any team in the league, it would probably be two teams [he didn't mention the second], but if I had to pick one, it would probably be the Carolina Panthers," Vick said on the "Gangsta Grillz" show on Hot 107.9 in Atlanta. "Well, you know, it's close to home. I like the uniforms. You get to play against Atlanta twice a year. Ain't nothing better than playing against your former team, right? So, yeah, that would be a good look, it would be a good look."
Vick (pictured) was used sparingly in the Eagles' offense last season (usually in the Wildcat), completing 6 of 13 passes for 86 yards and one TD, and rushing for 95 yards and two TDs on 24 carries. He completed a 76-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin in the Eagles' 34-14 playoff loss in Dallas.
Despite those lackluster numbers, Vick believes he is ready to be a full-time starter for the first time since 2006 in Atlanta.
"Man, there ain't nothing like having your own team," he said. "Getting behind the center and running your own show, because you dictate everything. ... I wanna be a starter in this league."
The Panthers are believed to be interested in drafting a quarterback, but their first pick isn't until 47th overall, when the blue-chippers are off the board.
Incumbent starter Jake Delhomme was dreadful last season, throwing a career-high 18 interceptions in 12 games before missing the rest of the season with a broken finger in his throwing hand.
Matt Moore, a restricted free agent, performed admirably in Delhomme's absence with a QB rating of 98.5, eight TDs and two picks. But, keep in mind, Carolina signed Delhomme to a five-year, $42.5 million deal just last spring that included $20 million guaranteed. So don't expect the Panthers to be quick to pull the rug out from under him.
Chances of Vick landing in Carolina? Slim to none.