Michael Vick Back to Square One, Listed as 3rd-String QB for Philadelphia Eagles

By Joe Doris
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Michael Vick experienced a heavy dose of ‘deja vu’ this week, as the quarterback is now listed third on the Philadelphia Eagles’ depth chart.

In 2009, when Vick returned to the NFL after a 2-year stay in prison, he started off as the Eagles’ third-team quarterback behind Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb. Vick quickly proved himself as the Eagles’ number one option at QB the following year in 2010, as McNabb was shipped out of town, and Kolb was injured in Week 1.

But now after a mediocre couple of years with the Eagles, Vick is more than likely going to be moving on from Philadelphia after the season is over.

This notion was nearly solidified when Eagles head coach Andy Reid announced following Week 13 that rookie QB Nick Foles would remain the Eagles’ starter for the rest of the season, even when Vick was healthy. Vick sustained a concussion in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys and hasn’t played since.

With Vick manning the 3rd-team quarterback slot, Foles will remain the season-long starter, and backup Trent Edwards will be the primary fill-in behind center.

Before he got hurt, Vick was in the midst of a greatly unimpressive 2012 season, as he totaled 14 turnovers (9 interceptions, 5 lost fumbles) while only recording 11 passing touchdowns.

The Eagles have just a few days after the current NFL season concludes to decide if they would like to cut Vick without owing him any more money. It is widely believed that the Eagles will choose to let go of Vick at this time, as they are also expected to ax Coach Reid.

Even though Vick will be moving on from the Eagles, I think that he still has a lot left in the tank and is not finished being a lead signal-caller in the NFL.

The city in which Vick will land next season is still very much a mystery, but you can be sure he will not be 3rd on any depth chart when his 2013 campaign begins.


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