Last week, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick believed that the hamstring injury that kept him out of last week’s game against the Buccaneers wasn’t that bad, and that he wouldn’t miss too much time. Indeed, Vick appeared to be healthy enough to be active as the Eagles’ emergency quarterback while Nick Foles got the start. However, now it seems that Vick is more pessimistic than ever
Vick told CSNPhilly.com the following, via Pro Football Talk:
It’s worse than what I thought it was going to be. It’s just slow. It’s taking longer than I thought it would.
While Vick originally thought he would miss only one week with the injury, many besides Vick believed that two weeks would be the likely timetable for his recovery. It is also likely that Vick’s potential availability in last week’s game was more of a ploy to get the Bucs to prepare for two different quarterbacks, rather than really indicative of Vick’s actual status.
“I want to get back out there, but I can’t. I try to burst and run, I can’t do it,” said Vick. “Just hoping it’s not a long time.”
While the Eagles are able to wait for Vick to get healthy with Nick Foles available. A longer recovery doesn’t bode well for Vick. The longer Vick is out, the longer Foles, who was named NFC offensive player of the week, has to unseat him as the starter. While Vick’s $2.5 million contact has stipulations regarding playing time, there is only one year left. If Vick doesn’t play, and play well, it will certainly hurt the 33-year-old’s chances of getting another starting job.