Chip Kelly and Philadelphia Eagles Restructure Deal For Michael Vick to Give QB One Final Shot
Ever since the 2012 season came to an end, one of the hottest topics has been what the Philadelphia Eagles will do with quarterback Michael Vick considering the way things turned out last year. It was no secret Vick struggled in the 10 games he played in for the Eagles last year as he finished the year with 12 touchdowns and 15 turnovers, but it appears the team is willing to give him one final shot to prove himself.
Eagles QB Michael Vick signed a one-year deal that could be worth up to $10 million.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 11, 2013
Vick and the Eagles agreed to a restructured one-year deal on Monday–which should come as no surprise with Chip Kelly taking over the duties at head coach. Kelly has always been known as the type of head coach who prefers a quarterback capable of running and Philadelphia knew they didn’t have that type of player in Nick Foles.
Basically, this is one of those situations where Kelly and the Eagles are willing to give Vick one final shot to prove himself.
Philadelphia knows drafting a rookie quarterback won’t get them to the playoffs this season and as crazy as it sounds–Vick may be their best shot. If the Eagles can figure out a way to stay healthy and protect Vick in the pocket, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to bounce back in 2013 to help this team get back to the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 season.
Otherwise–it may be difficult for Vick to find work in the future if this does end up being his final shot to prove himself as a starting quarterback.
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