Michael Vick is Decent Insurance Policy, Not Distraction for Philadelphia Eagles

By Andrew Fisher
Michael Vick
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2013 has certainly not gone the way that Michael Vick envisioned it would. The QB started the season with hopes of leading the Philadelphia Eagles back to the playoffs, but injuries have once again derailed those hopes. Vick has of course been battling a bad hamstring throughout most of the 2013 season. But it’s because of his hamstring injury, that the Eagles may have finally found a long-term answer at QB.

Nick Foles has been on fire over the last two weeks, throwing 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions, while leading Philly to two-straight wins. Now, even if Vick was healthy, there’s no way he’d be getting the nod over Foles in week 11. So when asked if he still sees himself as a starter on Tuesday, Vick had this to say:

“I don’t know. That’s not something that I’m thinking about at this point. The last thing I want to be is a distraction to this team. I’m just working hard to get myself healthy. I do consider myself a starter, but if Coach has a viable explanation or good reason for why it should be anything different, I got to understand that. He’s the coach. I’m the player.”

If you’re an Eagles’ fan, this is exactly what you want to hear from Vick. He sounds like a pro and a guy who’s truly all about the team. He’s definitely not a distraction for the Eagles, because Foles is clearly the only man for the job right now. However, Vick makes for a pretty decent insurance policy if something were to happen to Foles. But regardless of how this year plays out, I’d say there’s about a 90 percent chance that No. 7 will be on a new team in 2014.


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