Last season, the Philadelphia Eagles were one of the biggest disappointments of the 2012 season as they finished with a 4-12 record–which was extremely embarrassing since they started off the year with a 3-1 record. With all of the changes and additions made this offseason, there’s no reason why this team shouldn’t be able to bounce back and compete in the NFC East once again, but the only way that may happen is if Michael Vick can stay healthy and return to his old dominant self.
Vick’s struggles were one of the main reason why the Eagles were such a disappointment last season and while he’s had a problem with staying healthy over his career–hopefully that will improve next year now that the offensive line should be better. Vick has proven to be effective when healthy and even though he’s 32, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to make an impact to make Philadelphia contenders once again.
Unfortunately for Vick, this may be his last chance to prove himself as a starter in the NFL as the Eagles have made it clear they won’t be afraid to replace him if he struggles once again. Between Nick Foles, Matt Barkley, and even Dennis Dixon, Philadelphia has plenty of other options to use at quarterback if things don’t work out with Vick.
In other words–it will be interesting to see if Vick can come through for the Eagles this season and hang on to the starting job.
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