At first, all signs pointed to the Philadelphia Eagles parting ways with Michael Vick this offseason considering the type of year he had in 2012, but the team recently restructured his contract to give him one final shot to prove himself. One of the main reasons why the Eagles decided to give Vick one final shot had to do with Chip Kelly as the new head coach prefers to have a running quarterback in his offense.
While only time will tell as far as whether or not this will work out, there’s one thing that seems to be certain–Vick will not be a 1,000-yard rusher in 2013.
Vick discussed this week how breaking the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the 2013 season would be possible in Kelly’s system, but he needs a reality check considering where he’s at in his career. Not only will Vick turn 33-years-old this summer, but the quarterback has only managed to play a full season once in his career.
On top of that, Philadelphia’s offensive line is nothing to brag about–so Vick’s ability to stay healthy will come into question once again in 2013.
Sure, there was a time when Vick rushing for 1,000 yards seemed capable of happening, but there’s no way it will happen this season. If anything, Vick is going to just find a way to hurt himself by trying to reach that milestone–so maybe he should focus on winning instead considering the Eagles are coming off back-to-back disappointing seasons in which they seemed like Super Bowl contenders on paper.