Earlier last week it was confirmed that Micheal Vick would be starting the Eagles season finale against the New York Giants after missing the last few starts due to losing the job to Nick Foles. But yesterday it was also confirmed that you shouldn’t let Vick starting on Sunday lead you to believe he is staying in Philly, because Michael Vick is ready to move on.
“I have to just sit back and think about what has transpired and look at the situation as a whole,” Vick said, via USA Today. “Of course, you would like to come back and play. I love the organization and I love what they’ve done for me. That’s genuine, and I’m not just saying that.”
Vick’s rise and fall with the Eagles has been well documented. After being released from prison for dog fighting, Vick was a shell of his former self — or so we thought. It turns out only Vick’s reputation and his conscious were damaged, not his God-given ability to play football. He sat on the sidelines for a season in Philly before usurping Kevin Kolb after an injury to the starter in the first week of the 2010 season.
Due to Vick bursting back onto the scene and some massive transactions, the hype around the Eagles was enormous. But Vick and company have failed to impress the past two seasons and he’s know fallen almost as quickly as he rose from the ashes in Philadelphia.
But while Vick has said he won’t restructure his current contract with the Eagles, he’s not opposed to returning to Philly but he’s not certain where his NFL future will take him.
“I can’t even see that far ahead right now,” Vick said. “I try to live in the present. I can’t really dictate my future as of right now. I just have to go as everything goes. Like I’ve said, I believe in myself and I believe I have a lot of football to play. Hopefully, things will work out, who knows where.”
One thing on Vick’s mind is certain: no matter where he ends up he’s going to be the starter. If a team approaches him with a backup only role, he’s going to take his business elsewhere.
I can’t see myself not being a starter right now,” Vick said. “I just feel like I have too much talent and too much to offer. That’s (just not the) conversation right now. I think it should be directed towards winning this game this week.”