The Philadelphia Eagles made headlines when they fired longtime coach Andy Reid and hired Chip Kelly in the offseason. With Kelly as the new head coach, Michael Vick‘s future with the Eagles was in doubt.
The best-case scenario for the Eagles in 2013 revolves around Vick as he is the lynchpin of the new high-octane offense. The team has lost four members to season-ending injuries, including one of Vick’s right hand men in Jeremy Maclin, who tore his ACL.
This team went 4-12 last season, and added tight end Zack Ertz while also bolstering their offensive line by taking Lane Johnson fourth overall, which will help keep Vick upright in 2013. With this new-look Philadelphia Eagles team, it is possible they could go from worst to first and finish the year at 11-5.
Now onto the worst-case scenario: the offense is totally contingent on Vick. If he gets hurt, Nick Foles will take over and he’s virtually the anti-Vick on the field. He is extremely immobile and would likely run out of steam going at the pace that coach Kelly prefers.
Also what would also contribute to the downfall is if the defense can’t adjust to the new 3-4 under new defensive coordinator Billy Davis. With the worst-case scenario playing out, they will go 4-12 again and they will be picking in the top five of the NFL Draft in back-to-back years.