Michael Vick Plans To Start Two More Years, But Will He Get Opportunity?

By Devin O'Barr
Michael Vick
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Michael Vick‘s NFL career has been a total roller coaster ride. From an immature running quarterback to a mature, but injury-prone signal-caller, Vick remains to be one of the leagues biggest mysteries. Now, the Philadelphia Eagles have named Nick Foles their starter, which leaves No. 7 in the Eagles’ rear-view mirror for at least the short-term.

On top of that, Vick is a free agent after the season and Philly isn’t foolish enough to re-sign the 33-year-old quarterback just to have a younger and more consistent Foles sit and watch. Having said that, No. 7 can see the writing on the wall and recently opened up about his NFL future. On Friday, Vick said to Eagles reporters that he is “Going to start for two more years…then be a backup. I’m going to be a good backup. I’m going to come off the bench and win some games.” With Vick’s recent stretch of injuries, this quarterback should focus more on starting two games lets alone two years!

Moreover, as the offseason steadily approaches Vick’s career in Philadelphia is going to be a hot topic because if the Eagles decide to let Vick walk then the question becomes whether or not another NFL team would be willing to take a flier on a 33-year-old running quarterback. Keep in mind, 2013 hasn’t exactly been a banner year for rushing quarterbacks including Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III.

See: Stretch Run For Nick Foles Will Determine Philadelphia Eagles’ Season Outcome

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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