The Philadelphia Eagles announced that Nick Foles was going to be their starting quarterback moving forward, which sends Michael Vick to the bench for the rest of the season as he awaits to see what the future will hold.
Vick is set to become a free agent in the offseason and there is little chance that he returns to Philadelphia, so he will be looking to go to a team where he can remain a starter for at least two more seasons.
“Going to start for two more years,” Vick said Tuesday, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “Then be a backup. I’m going to be a good backup. I’m going to come off the bench and win some games.”
For a team that is considering adding a young, rookie signal-caller early in the 2014 NFL Draft, this could be a great scenario.
Someone like the Minnesota Vikings or Houston Texans could benefit from a quality veteran under center, along with adding a top rookie quarterback to groom as their signal-caller of the future. If Vick is willing to head to the bench in two years, then it would be a perfect scenario.
Vick is aging and has had issues staying healthy, but he is confident that he will be ready to go next year.
“It’s tough when your future’s uncertain,” Vick said. “But you also have to look at the things that you did, the things that you’ve been able to do well and hopefully that’s enough to continue to show that I can still play.
“I feel good. I feel great,” Vick said. “I still feel like I have a lot of time to play this game. . . . I feel like I can still start in this league. But I still have to focus on each and every day for the rest of the season and continue to try and help this team win games.”
We will have to see what kind of situation Vick finds himself in next season, but if he has his way it will be in a starting role. Unfortunately, the teams that could use Vick as a starter are unlikely to be in the playoff hunt.