It seems like half of the starters on the Philadelphia Eagles have been to a Pro Bowl, including a ridiculous six Pro Bowl players signed this offseason alone.
Yet no matter how many times the Eagles bring in a player like Nnamdi Asomugha or Jason Babin or Cullen Jenkins, it doesn’t disguise the fact that this team is still built on offense, and it begins with quarterback Michael Vick.
The Eagles just announced that they have agreed to terms on a six-year, $100 million contract with Vick, making him the second highest paid quarterback in the league (based on average yearly salary).
Vick, 31, is the single most electrifying player in the National Football League. When he is on top of his game, he is literally unbeatable, and the results can be flat out jaw-dropping. Just ask the Washington Redskins or the New York Giants, both victims of Vick’s historic feats last season.
Vick can’t do it alone and he wouldn’t be the superstar that he is without offensive weapons like LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, and Brent Celek. But it’s pretty safe to say that those players wouldn’t be near as good without Vick at quarterback.
For the next six seasons, the Eagles will live and die with Michael Vick. He will undoubtedly retire as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, and he’ll be given every opportunity to win a Super Bowl.
Six, in fact.