The looming release of Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick has seemed to be pretty much inevitable ever since the mobile vet struggled early and often in the 2012 season with turnovers and production.
Considering the Eagles would not owe Vick anymore money on his $100 million contract if they release him within three days of the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII, the move has appeared to be even more likely.
Well, not so fast.
Following the termination of former head coach Andy Reid after a 14-year tenure in Philadelphia, the Eagles found their new front-man in ex-University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly. And this is the single acquisition that began to raise many questions about Vick’s possible new-found future in Philly.
And according to Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, retaining the elusive and electrifying services of Vick is a “no-brainer,” when considering the spread style of offense that Kelly is famous for orchestrating.
“It fits his playing style and what he’s done perfect,” Jackson said of Vick in Kelly’s speed-first system. ”Honestly, I don’t know what it is exactly he’s going to do, but all I can say is I’m very excited.”
There is no doubt that Vick is the perfect type of quarterback to run Kelly’s spread option attack, and the Eagles have the unquestionable speed and talent on offense to prosper in the system. But while Vick is the ideal prototype behind center for Kelly’s spread, the first time NFL coach may want a younger and more durable quarterback at the helm.
At the same time, if the Eagles do select a speedy QB in the 2013 NFL Draft, Vick could be worth keeping around as a mentor and a guide for a young pup at signal-caller.
With the conclusion of the 2012 NFL season now just a day away, it will be very interesting to see just what the Eagles decide to do with the always intriguing Michael Vick.
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