Eagles, Vick Agree To Restructured Deal

It looks like Michael Vick is sticking around, at least for one more year.

The team announced late Monday morning that Vick has agreed to restructure his contract. For all intents and purposes it is a one-year deal. Because of certain provisions in the salary cap and Collective Bargaining Agreement, it was set up as a three-year deal. However, the last two years void on March 15.

The quarterback was scheduled to make $15.5 million in 2013. According to reports, Vick can now make up to $10 million this season.

Vick has had multiple sit-downs with Chip Kelly since the former Oregon coach came on board, and has left those meeting feeling optimistic about the Eagles’ future.

The 32-year-old was ready to move on from the Eagles after a very bumpy 2012 season. His offensive line ripped apart by injuries, the 32-year-old had his worst campaign since taking over as the team’s starter. He sustained a concussion in November against the Cowboys, lost his job to Nick Foles, and then was forced into action in the regular-season finale — a 42-7 loss to the Giants. Fed up by the group’s lack of effort, he ripped into his teammates once the 4-12 season had mercifully come to an end.

Asked if he wanted to return to the Eagles in 2013, Vick responded, “I don’t know.”

He was ready to part ways and so too, it seemed, were the Eagles. The one wild card from the start in all this was Kelly. If he came on board, the possibility existed that there would be a mutual attraction, and that seems to be the case.

However, this is a trial run. An experiment. According to a league source, Vick does not head into this offseason as the starter, but will have to compete for the job. Even if he wins it, he is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2014.

Where does this all leave Foles? He is still on the roster and Vick isn’t going to automatically be named the starter, so he is in the mix — at least for right now.

The second-year signal-caller is not an ideal fit for the system Kelly ran at Oregon.

“I think you know the answer — I have never ran the zone read; I’m more of a dropback [QB], but I’ve been under center, I’ve been in the gun,” Foles said. “If I can adapt I want to, but I’m not a zone read quarterback. Some people are gifted with different things, that’s just not one of my skill sets. I mean I can work on my speed in the offseason and get better at that, but I’ve always been a dropback in the pocket, been able to make plays on my feet, throwing the ball or running for a first down.”

Kelly has stressed since taking the Eagles job that he will adapt to personnel. He hired Pat Shurmur to be his offensive coordinator. Shurmur is rooted in the West Coast Offense, and the hiring could be a sign that Kelly is in fact willing to be flexible.

“I think you need to have people that have some versatility because your starting quarterback may be able to run your scheme, and your backup quarterback may not,” said Kelly. “So you don’t just throw your hands up in the first quarter when he ‘s out and say, ‘We’re in trouble now.’ You’ve got to be able to adapt.”

The Eagles are also looking at former Oregon QB Dennis Dixon, who was on the Ravens’ practice squad this past season.

 

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  • Kimbafuzz

    It
    was the best move for both parties. There isn’t anyone better in free
    agency. Foles was so not the definitive answer. Vick wanted to start and
    for a competing team. He and Chip Kelly have met several times over
    the last few weeks, so they seemed to be in tune with one another. I’m
    not surprised, and I’m not unhappy.

  • Sensei

    Not many negatives to this a qb competition is necessary all that is needed is a late to middle round rookie

  • http://www.facebook.com/luke.mrzljak Luke Ivan

    I LIKEEYYYYYY

  • The Guru

    Go Eagles! Go Team! Is it time for training camp yet? E-A-G-L-E-S…..EAGLES!!!!!! RAH RAH RAH! Go Birds!

    • http://www.facebook.com/luke.mrzljak Luke Ivan

      That’s the spirit.

    • Run Eagles Run

      haha, you have zero argument. this is a small risk big reward type of situation, but your too clueless to see that.

      • The Guru

        I have plenty of argument, but you gotta stay positive and support the team! Go Chip Kelly! Go Howie! Go Birds!

        • Run Eagles Run

          we’ve all seen your argument. its pretty lame and tired. they’re not promising him the starting position, there are no FA qbs worth signing. you’re better off just keep your mouth shut I guess, you look dumb enough.

          • Johnny Utah

            My man, you don’t have to agree with the points he posts on Vick, but to say they’re clueless is absurd. Go look up some experts columns like Ray Didinger and check out their opinions. Obviously, they’re not as brash, but they parallel MJ’s views to a tee. Think you’re a little out of line here….

          • Run Eagles Run

            Well if Ray Didinger was commenting here, I promise you I wouldnt be calling him clueless. Matt Jacobs is not Ray Didinger. Mat Jacobs is a dipshit. There are plenty of commenters who dont like vick and are able to get their point across intelligently. I dont disagree with all the knocks on him. But they lose nothing by having him around to compete. Kelly is a good fit for Vick, and I also trust that Kelly wont hesitate to go with someone else if he feels Vick isnt the guy for the job. Chill out eagles fans, nothing is set in stone. Im just happy to hear we will have competition for the QB role. I dont want anyone handed anything.

          • The Guru

            So let me get this straight, I say the same exact things as Didinger, but I’m clueless? Hahaha you really are a piece of work simpleton. Thanks for admitting you’re just a fraud.

          • Run Eagles Run

            did I say you say the same things as didinger? no. yuur reading comprehension fails you again. keep troll.. I mean trying.

          • The Guru

            It just so happens we do say the same things most of time. If you did just a little research, you might know that. So when I share the opinion as a guy in the HOF, I’m pretty sure your insults don’t really hit home simpleton. Or maybe Didinger is clueless too! hahaha #winning

          • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

            Didinger has a completely different assessment than another local legend, Jaws, who believes as most of the Fan Base in Philly does that Vick is the absolute best option at running Kelly’s option offense.

          • The Guru

            Fan base? Do you read these comments of listen to the radio? It’s at least 50-50 and probably 70-30 of people who hate vick. I think Jaws is definitely in the minority in his opinion.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            relax….I, too, disagree with Matt a lot, but I must say he’s consistent with his points. Agree to disagree, but don’t keep the personal attack crap going. No one’s going to change their ways because you call them a dipshit on an internet comment section

          • Run Eagles Run

            I appreciate your kumbahyah approach, but some people dont deserve a polite response. Matt is a consistent bag of dicks, and he amuses me. Ive agreed with him before though. Doesnt mean Im going to be courteous though. Im not trying to change anyones minds. Im here to speak mine, and shoot the shit. A lot of people take this crap way too serious. Like Matt Jacobs. Im relaxed duder, dont worry bout me.

          • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

            The Philly region is disappointing when it comes to analyzing NFL talent. Especially the sportscasters with the exception of maybe Jaws. And Jaws talks a better game than he’s ever played.

            Vick wasn’t the problem in Philly solely on his own, but the reckless offensive scheme did nothing to put Vick in a position to exploit defenses. I won’t even begin to describe the ineffectiveness of the Offensive Line over several seasons, disappointing enough that Andy Reid brought in a special hire to address the problems.

            Philly’s offense over the span of the Reid legacy has always been a dollar short and a day late, always missing a key piece to maximize their standing. McNabb accomplished all he could handicapped by his receivers with the exception of TO. Vick is faulted for holding the ball but that’s a factor of the pass routes of his receivers.

            If I’ve noticed the defects in the Eagles schemes it’s a certain bet that Kelly’s watchful eye noticed the disconnection as well.

            Foles may not be a bad pick, but he’s not ready for the NFL yet and proved that last year despite the sports writers lobbying for Foles. At Arizona Foles had not taken many snaps beneath center, generally he was lined up in the shot gun. His footwork and balance is horrible right now and with work he may get better. Vick gives the Eagles a competitive edge, something Foles can not do at this point.

          • MAC

            You always name call and proceeded to tell me I was an idiot bc my response to you saying that all the offense needs is a QB and I said a QB is a very big need. Then you said SFU, Flacco just won a super bowl. Like a guy who beats Manning and Brady while throwing 11 TD’s and 0 INT’s in playoffs was lucky or anyone can find a guy like that. You seem to have a great grasp on importance of QB and other brilliant football knowledge. So what you do is name call and get angry and swear to make genius comments like the one I just mentioned. Sorry you seem smart and I better start taking your point of view more seriously bc it’s well thought out and totally unbiased. Right

          • Run Eagles Run

            I have a bias against anything that comes from you, because you have a track record of being a clown. Where were all the joe flacco fans a month ago? ahaha

          • The Guru

            Actually simpleton, he is one of the few people on this site that actually understands football. As usual, you’re dead wrong.

            Run Eagles Run: “Shut up stupid. You’re a dope”

          • Run Eagles Run

            I see you trollin, and hatin….

          • The Guru

            I see you spouting diarrhea with no basis (as usual)

      • mike

        What could possibly be the reward? The very best Vick can get you is inconsistent play, average play that gets you about 8-8. If that’s the upside, I’d rather go 2-14 and rebuild than waste a season.

        • Run Eagles Run

          chip kelly isnt andy reid. maybe vick will look terrible, maybe he wont. but if the eagles win games with him starting, I expect kelly wont keep running the same stale plays. Im listening to his press conference and he is saying all the right things. I dont want a rebuilding year. I want to see them contend for the division, and I dont think thats out of the question. Vick isnt the starter. The competition is on, and they dont lose anything by having him on the roster.

          • The Guru

            You may not want a rebuilding year, but bringing back Vick CLINCHES it. I really enjoy how you speak in such certainty, yet really know nothing.

          • Run Eagles Run

            haha, do you not see how hypocritical that statement is?

          • MAC

            Yea CK has been so straight forward since he got here with his explanation of what he wants out of a QB being opposite of Vick. Then he says will adjust scheme to personnel but brings back Vick and signs Dixon. Also I am pretty sure that when a team pays a guy $10 million it’s not to be a back up. Your right I am sure they will be fine with paying him all that money to mentor Foles or someone else from the bench. Genius as always.

      • MAC

        Since when is $10 million a small risk?

        • Mark

          Bad information. He is getting 3 million with incentives that could yield him 10 million. But certainly not guaranteed.

    • atlvickfan

      Hahahahahahahahahaha. Awesome.

      • MAC

        atl vick fan when this fails get your excuses ready for why Vick failed again in 2013. Better start lookin into them now!!

        • Run Eagles Run

          haha, that street goes both ways, slappy.

          • MAC

            I promise you I will definitely apologies and admit I was wrong if Vick succeeds. I have no problem being wrong if the Eagles are right in this case, but history of Vick’s career are on my side. I will definitely be first to apologies though if I am wrong

          • Run Eagles Run

            honestly its not the end of the world man, they still have foles and if you take kelly at his word, it will be a competition. They dont lose anything by keeping vick around to compete. Might even gain something if he ends up getting traded or *gasp* playing well.

          • MAC

            I can’t take Kelly at his word bc so far everything he has said appears to be a lie!! He said would adapt system to personnel yet he has shown otherwise with Vick and Dixon news. He gave what he wants in a QB (no sacks, negative plays, turnovers, and durability) and he signs Vick. it’s obvious he favoirs Vick bc he wants a read option spread system and that he is just giving press and fans what want to hear but doing opposite.
            It’s not end of the world you are right, but I am a huge Eagles fan and I could not hate a move or hiring worse.

        • atlvickfan

          If Peters and Kelce are healthy, Vick will be fine. If he is not, it will most likely be because his physical skills really have eroded after all the hits he has taken. We’ll see.

          • The Guru

            What is “fine”? Since you’re so confident in Vick and his “skills”….how about you and I make a wager? Let’s see really how confident you are in Vick.

    • aub32

      Welcome to the herd brother. lol. I know you’re gonna receive plenty of jabs today so I like that you chose to be sarcastic rather than spewing fire in every direction. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I love this move, and it ends our long debates about Vick and Smith. I am curious to know your real thoughts since I hear the contract is mostly incentive based. Also, do you think any other moves can / will be done at the QB position, including draft and FA.

      • The Guru

        If Mike Vick asked to play for free, I still wouldn’t have brought him back. So I hope that answers your question about incentives.

        As far as other moves, I don’t see the point of hanging on to Foles. Since Kelly has no intention of “adapting” his offense to the NFL so Foles is not a fit. I’d trade him for a 3-4 round pick (maybe KC?) and move on. I believe all the QBs in this draft are garbage so I would not waste a pick on a QB. But, since Kelly/Howie are running things, if EJ Manuel is there in rd. 2, they probably bring him in and your QBs for 2013 are Vick/Dixon/Manuel (shudder).

        • aub32

          I hope we don’t go Manuel in the second. I can live with him in the third, not that I be ecstatic about the pick then either. There’s plenty of options to fill much bigger needs at either safety or NT. I’m on the record hoping we move back to get fisher, pick up an extra second and get a combination of a S, NT, or OLB. I also hope they franchise DRC and get another S in FA. Once again I see DRC as the best option available because I’d prefer the draft picks spent elsewhere. I’d also take Talib but don’t see how the Pats let him go anywhere.

          • The Guru

            I take Star or Milliner at 4. You have to get elite talent on a team lacking it severely. I’d also let DRC walk and sign Grimes or Talib.

          • aub32

            You say that about elite talent but let DRC walk? DRC clearly is more talented than Grimes. He also has someone on the staff who knows which buttons to push.

            I’m not sold on Milliner. Bama CBs don’t really have a history of working out at this level. Kirkpatrick came out and admitted he never learned to back pedal. I learned to back pedal in highschool lol. As far as Star, there are other guys who aren’t far behind him with less questionable motors. I’d rather have a stud OT, one of them and an extra pick. If we are as far away as you believe I’m surprised you don’t agree with getting as much young talent in here as possible, especially in a draft where day two looks much more exciting than day one.

        • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

          Where has it been determined that Foles is worth a 4th round pick in the draft? Foles was not invited to the Combine Last year. I always like Foles having watched his Pac 10 games and thought he was worth bringing into camp, but he’s strictly a pocket passer and that restricts Kelly’s Offense. In the NFL, no defender is going to be fooled by Foles faking a hand off. He’s slow of foot if he happens to keep the ball that is a gift to defenses.

          • The Guru

            You are aware that teams still very much value pocket passers correct? Jeff McLane was on WIP and said 4th rounder right around 5 pm today. And those reasons are exactly why I say move him.

          • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

            Jeff McLane was one of those Philly sports writers that sold the city on Kevin Kolb. I see you depend on other people to make up your mind…….

            There was absolutely nothing in Foles play last year to suggest he’s worth trading away a forth round pick in the NFL. He had rarely taken a direct snap under center and dropped back until he signed with the Eagles.

          • The Guru

            Oh please…go back and look at my comments. As soon as they hired Kelly I said Foles was being traded for a 4th rounder. i just used McLane to prove my opinion. Where’s your proof on any post you make? Like that brilliant Tom Brady post?

    • MAC

      This is worst case scenario after this hiring. I have little to no faith in a organization that would pay this guy any amount of $ to be a part of there team! What a wasted year. Hey all Vick apologists get your excuses ready for why he is terrible in 2013. What will it be this year when you all get the offense that was made for him as many Vick apologists have said. When this does not work out no more excuses bc when he fails at read option please tell me what kind of offense he can run then!! This is the worst offseason as an Eagles fan i could ask for!! I just lost more faith in Chip Kelly and his player evaluation!!

      • atb124

        Don’t forget that when he gets injured, it will be Chip Kelly’s fault for making him run the ball too much or the referee’s fault for not protecting him.

      • The Guru

        Worse case scenario, he goes 7-9 or 8-8 and pulls us out of the chase for Teddy Bridgewater. Best case scenrio (and most likely) he turns the ball over at a historic rate like vintage Michael Vick, gets injured, we bring in Dennis Dixon for 6 games, and we go 4-12 again.

        • D3Keith

          Which would put us back in the chase for Teddy Bridgewater.

          You don’t really think tanking 2013 for a better draft pick, and then praying we hit on that pick is a viable strategy for Kelly’s first season, do you?

          The guy has to build credibility and get the players who are going to be here in 2014 and beyond accustomed to his system.

          Not bringing back Vick doesn’t guarantee the Eagles would be bad enough to pick the perfect QB, nor would it guarantee the QB they pick is going to end up a great one. Intentionally trying to get worse before you get better is a flimsy strategy that fails more often than it works.

          If we fall in love with a QB next year, we can go up and get him. But we also have no idea who’s coming out, who’ll be great in college next year, and where we’ll be picking no matter what happens with Vick and Foles. You can’t tank a season and pin our hopes on being able to draft a guy that maybe kicks ass for us down the line.

          • The Guru

            Let me ask you this, do you think bringing back Michael Vick after his last two seasons builds credibility? I think 2013 is a throw away year where we need to build through the draft. So I don’t see the point of bringing back guys like Vick, Nnamdi, Jenkins, Cole, Celek or Patterson. I’d rather play young guys and be bad and let the team grow (depends on your definition of tanking)…..then waste my time teaching/playing guys who are not going to be on this roster next year.

      • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

        This, strictly judging by the entries here is a minority opinion. Reminds me of the Andy Reid hiring, and the Donovan McNabb draft and how the pundits and a hand full of fans at the Garden shamed Philly with boos after that McNabb pick.

        McNabb would go on to become one of the greatest Quarterbacks in the history of the Eagles taking the team to 5 NFC Championship games.

  • Jonathan Greenberg

    It’s the right call. Even with all of his history it’s at least worth a shot to see if he can compete. It may not sit well with fans but if he were on the open market, the eagles would be stupid not to bring him in for a look; all the more so having the first crack at him.

  • Run Eagles Run

    This is a great situation, and you have to give Vick credit for having the balls to prove himself. May the best man win.

    • Southy

      I’ll be honest, I was ready to see a non-Vick qb leading this team. But if he sticks around and wins the job I can respect that. I think Kelly will be more likely to use his athleticism to attack as opposed to as a last resort when things break down. And as a $10m guy competing for the job there won’t be all this injury paranoia there was when he was the “$100m” franchise guy.

    • MAC

      Yea ut takes balls to get paid up to $10 million when this is way more than any other team would have paid him. Your right that’s balls. This guy is the luckiest QB ever to keep getting paid and only produce 2 playoff wins.

      • Run Eagles Run

        I meant it takes balls to come compete for a job that was yours no question last year, in a city that has fans that hate him as much as you. Could he have gotten 10 mil on the open market? Was it a money decision? Cant say for sure either way. But it shows you he has confidence in himself. Shows you he would rather get beat out here, maybe have to find a job somewhere else or be traded than to go sign with some team going no where. Once again, the eagles division is very winable.

    • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

      Great move from a personal entertainment point of view. I don’t expect the Eagles will be contenders but I’m comfortable forking over $200 and travel expenses to attend their games. Without Vick playing the experience of attending Eagles games just isn’t worth the expense.

      • Run Eagles Run

        I think as long as they draft/sign some solid linemen, they will be ok on offense. The defense completely rests on who they can get in the secondary. With a little luck, they can definitely contend for at least a division title. None of the other NFC east teams scare me much.

        What week were the eagles finally mathematically eliminated? It was pathetic. Football is a game of inches, and even with the completely ridiculous season that it was for the eagles… they werent that much worse than other teams. Just some horrible luck, crazy amount of injuries, a coachs son dying at training camp, a HC’s tenure and career dying…. shit man it was crazy. To top it all off our line was PATHETIC! Dude got off his couch and looked like a friggin all pro line men compared to the dregs they had out there.

        Its gonna be ok. I love the negativity Im hearing on the radio. That is a good thing when you think about all the high hopes people had the last two years.

        • D3Keith

          I think your heart’s in the right place, but the Eagles were horrendous after the bye last year. I know what you mean, they were in some games, and I don’t think they’re that far from being able to compete under Kelly. A lot of last season had to do with them being lost on defense after Castillo was fired, and until Washburn was fired, and basically giving up after being about 3-5. It wasn’t bad luck.

          To the point about injuries though, the line could be really solid if they draft Joeckel, and get Kelce, Peters and Herremans back. They have offensive skill players in their prime. They are adequate at QB.

          The defensive transition is going to be tough to watch. But I think bringing Vick back seals Nnamdi’s release, and honestly, if they go with lesser talents like Marsh and Hughes at CB, I could live with it if they find that OLB they need, and guys like Cox and Hendricks really flourish. That side of the ball can’t really go backward from the last 10 games of last year.

          • Run Eagles Run

            I disagree. Injuries arent bad luck? The whole Andy Reid circus isnt bad luck? What did you expect after a point? Of course they looked horrendous.

          • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

            The Eagles don’t have a lot of talent, so depth was totally out of the picture. Injuries could only cripple the Eagles. For this 3-4 to click, they are going to have to beef up the middle of the defense. That will require a nasty defensive tackle one that borders being kicked out of every game. Another Jerome Brown!

          • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

            Good perspective. …. I just don’t see the Eagles contending with Herreman’s at Tackle. When you compare Herremen’s with King Dunlap he looks all universe. Herremen’s is a liability in a 3-4, Herremen is the spot you play your best one on one Defensive End.

        • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

          King Dunlap, and Todd Herremans at tackle and the getting up off the couch and looking like a perfect fit at guard says all that needs to be about the state of the Eagles Offensive Line.

          There are only two options at pick 4, Joeckel, or Lane. Also, if Ryans wasn’t good enough to man the Texans Interior Linebacker spot, why is is assumed he’ll make the grade in Davis’s 3-4 hibird?

    • http://www.facebook.com/svspencer Steven Spencer

      I hope he comes out smoken!

      • atb124

        I’m sure he can hide whatever he’s smoking in a secret compartment.

        • D3Keith

          Zing!

  • Johnny Domino

    So now what? Bring in Dixon, trade Foles to the Chiefs, draft Nassib or Manuel as a project?

    • Run Eagles Run

      nassib is terrible, Im sorry. Id rather keep foles if thats the plan. *If someone is a nassib fan or has an argument for drafting him, Id love to hear it. but from what I saw of him in the senior bowl, eh. not too excited about the guy.

      • FMWarner

        Nassib was terrible in the Senior Bowl, granted. But I’ve seen every game he’s played the last two years, and he’s good. He’s accurate on short and mid throws, and he’s got a cannon. His cons are that he can overthrow on long passes, and he’s not much of a scrambler. He got better every year at Syracuse, though, he didn’t plateau. I’m not sure he’s a fit for the Eagles because he’s not much of a runner (although he can avoid trouble in the pocket by sliding around like Peyton Manning), but I think he’ll be good for someone.

        • Run Eagles Run

          ok, I knew he played well in college and wasnt fleet footed, but like I said the senior bowl was the most action I saw out of him, so I guess terrible is a little harsh. From what you’re saying, he sounds like one of the more NFL ready guys. That being said, I’d rather them take a flier on a guy in the later rounds. Nassib seems to be projected to go around the second round last I saw.

    • Sensei

      Keeping foles and drafting a qb is the way I would go pure competition would help them all

    • The Guru

      You absolutely trade Foles. It’s obvious Kelly has no intentions of “adapting” his system so Foles isn’t a fit whatsoever.

      • Johnny Domino

        And his value might never be higher than it is right now

        • aub32

          What’s his value now? I think if you see him bringing in anything more than a 4th, if that, you are greatly overestimating his value. He won one game.

      • BrickSquadMonopoly

        Not adapting his system to garb.

    • http://twitter.com/sheldycooperFTW Phils Goodman

      >So now what?

      We keep waiting :) There are several options still on the table. I doubt the org has made its mind up yet.

  • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

    The ol’ Demetress “stopgap” Bell contract

  • NickS1

    Well, at least I’m excited to see what Billy Davis can do w/ the D…

  • GreenBleedin

    The only way this makes sense is if the restructured deal enables them to trade Vick and get a draft pick in return. Otherwise, I have knocked Chip down a peg.

    • The Guru

      Dude, that is not staying positive! Chip knows what he’s doing. Vick is the best fit for this offense and to question that is disgraceful!

  • atlvickfan

    I’m glad Vick is staying obviously — it’s the best situation for him, and the Eagles weren’t going to find anyone better for this season. But they need to do him a favor and get him a big target in the red zone. Drew Brees has Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, and even Lance Moore who isn’t big but is skilled at going up and grabbing jump balls. Russell Wilson has Sidney Rice and Golden Tate who are good at doing the same. Vick’s favorite receivers in ATL were Brian Finneran and Alge Crumpler, in large part because they were both big and grabbed jump balls. The Eagles need to go out and get someone like that, or at least play Riley Cooper in the red zone more.

    • atlvickfan

      For the slow people who didn’t know why I referenced Brees and Wilson, it’s because they are short.

    • http://twitter.com/sheldycooperFTW Phils Goodman

      Travis Kelce (2nd or 3rd round?), TE from Cincinnati:

      youtube.com/watch?v=fLqxDYTbxhk

      He blocks like a lineman and he has a huge catching radius.

      Marquess Wilson, WR Washington St:

      youtube.com/watch?v=Qrwg7jKMW_Y

      Sleeper pick because he quit the team after a running dispute with Mike Leach (who rubs a lot of people the wrong way — see link), Wilson reminds me of Vincent Jackson.

      http://www.cougcenter.com/wsu-football-recruiting/2013/1/22/3904972/wsu-football-recruiting-mike-leach-no-longer-welcome-at-texas-high

    • http://www.facebook.com/svspencer Steven Spencer

      People pay to see Vick Play. It will be the Mike Vick show if he gets an offensive line.

  • http://www.philthycanuck.com/ Adam

    Pretty luke warm on this one. It’s probably the right move, if you’re going to bring in Flynn/Smith you might as well give Foles the nod. It’s clear none of these guys are what Chip is looking for in a QB, and that Vick is the closest to that. Band-aid fix, take another shot in next years draft, this QB class is pretty lack luster.

    Maybe with a healthy o-line, more hand-offs, and a big receiver he can have a bit more success (more like, not as bad) but I just can’t see it. But we’ve got to face facts, we’re in rebuilding mode.

    • D3Keith

      Yup. Somebody has to play QB. Might as well be one of the guys we have instead of feeling pressured to burn a pick on one this year.

      Oddly, this is being called a short-term fix, but it’s long-term prudent — especially if you believe the QBofF is not yet on the roster.

  • mike

    Another season of hating my own team.. not a good start for my feelings on the coach.

  • morgan c

    FUCK

  • mike

    A 33 year old injury prone short slow QB who has turnover problems accuracy problems and has never been better than an average player. What’s not to like?

    • atlvickfan

      “Never been better than average”? Sorry to hear you were in a coma in 2010. What happened?

    • http://www.facebook.com/svspencer Steven Spencer

      If Mike Vick had an offensive line, he could be the best QB in the league.

  • eagle fan dwn south

    Guess this mean the read option is coming to a city near you go eagles and please don’t fumble vick

    • MAC

      Yea he probably will learn not to fumble this year. The last 10 years were a fluke that he fumbled more than anyone else in history per snap. He must told Kelly that he learned how to fix his fumbling, durability, and inability to read defenses. Glad he figured it out bc otherwise this move would be scary. LOL wow

      • atb124

        But, but, but… 6 games 3 years ago!

  • 1972

    this isnt a superbowl year regardless, so i can deal with the low risk one year deal.He’ll be up and down as usual, miss 3-4 games ,as usual and a bunch of complaining by eagles fans, as usual. lol

    The one thing that can make this a winning season is 55/45 run pass ratio.Every eagles win has to come from alot of running solid defense and no more than 20 22 passes per.

    • http://theadulttoysstore.com/ The Toy Goddess

      Wrong. Vick is good to great when he’s throwing roughly 30x a game. No more than 35. His completion percentage his high, his interceptions are low, his QBR and QB rating is through the roof during those times. My guess is Kelly watched the tape. Saw it for what it was and decided this is his best shop to win now, while still building the team.

      • 1972

        he hasent won a playoff game in 3 years as an eagles starter. and hes never won or been to a superbowl. i dont mind the deal , but i have to call u on ur b.s when u say things like he’s great.The only thing he’s ever been great at is running.
        He’s not even top 10 in the league. how can anyone call what he does great?

      • 1972

        when you say win now, exzactly what is your definition of win now?

      • MAC

        Here are Vick’s “good to great #’s” from 2004-2006 in which he threw less than 30 times a game.

        In 2004 he threw for 2313 yards 14 Td’s and 12 Int’s in 15 games.

        In 2005 he threw for 2412 yards(154 a game) with 15 td’s and 13 Int’s playing in 15 games.

        In 2006 he threw for 2474yards with 20 Td’s and 13 INT’s in 16 games.

        He had 12 lost fumbles total in those 3 years also.

        GREAT RIGHT?

        • 1972

          the facts hurt, thats why alot of the supporters never respond to them

  • resigned to eagles faliure

    I think every decision this organization has made since firing Reid, (which was a GREAT move, by the way) has been bad. This one might be the worst.

  • JofreyRice

    Wow, this says a lot about what Kelly thinks of Foles, I think. I would have put big money on Vick getting the boot.

    Though it looks more likely, I don’t think this necessarily means Kelly’s going to run the read-option–Vick definitely has the better arm-talent of the two, maybe the decision is based on that. I’d still worry about Vick’s fragility and propensity to fumble. The fact that he still can’t read defenses must be something that Kelly is OK with.

    If Kelly brings in Dixon as the #2, I would assume there will be some transition to the zone-read.

    Hey, if it all falls apart, we’ll be in good position for Bridgewater.

    • MAC

      How can a propensity to fumble, fragility, and inability to read defenses be something Kelly or any coach is OK with? I know you are not saying you are, but those attributes are not an opinion on Vick. Those are facts and his entire career is the proof that those issues are facts about Vick.
      This is honestly worst news I could get, but hey at least now I do not have to pay for Sunday ticket next year.

    • http://twitter.com/sheldycooperFTW Phils Goodman

      I think it comes down to Vick giving Kelly a lot of options about how to test his theories and their limitations in the NFL. Vick can threaten more of the field with his arm and legs than any other available QB so Kelly wants to see what he can get out of it.

  • MAC

    Worst possible news I could get.

    • Run Eagles Run

      so like, worse than a loved one dying? thats intense bro.

  • $21248519

    Cool another season of rooting for whoever is playing the Eagles. Good times…

  • peteike

    Way to po your fanbase. What a horrid start for a new coach. I dont care as much about Vick as what this says to the type of offense Kelly wants to run. All the talk about adapting to the pro game is complete BS. He wants to recreate his success at Oregon in the NFL, there is no doubt anymore. He wants mobile QBs, so get used to a bunch of planned runs by the Qb around the edge just like I watched during the bowl game. What a joke, the fans are dropping off like flies. We miss you Gus Bradley and we didnt even know you. Just awful. If they trade him Ill feel better but even still, its what this says about how he wants to run the offense that is the most painful. If writers want to sell me the adapting to the pro game mantra, Im just not buying it anymore. This style wont work and we are stuck watching another round of mobile QBs whos ceiling is a first round playoff exit. Cant wait for a new coach.

    • MAC

      Exactly he is not adapting but trying to reinvent the way to win a super bowl, That never works and then throw in Vick it’s a joke.

    • D3Keith

      “Way to po your fanbase.”

      I don’t think you have a very good handle on who the fanbase is. Try to leave South Philly once in a while — Vick has a wide appeal and this move will probably play well to a majority of Eagles fans, though not necessarily the die-hards and definitely not Negadelphians.

      Thing is, what the fanbase wants is wins. Anything that accomplishes that — long-term more than short — should take precedence over whatever else the fanbase thinks it wants.

  • Absecon

    I like this move. I’ve been ready to move on from Vick the pocket passer once it was clear 2010 was a mirage, but if he’s going to be competeing for a Chip Kelly type QB spot on the team I’m fine with that. If he can beat out whomever else is here at that point, more power to him….just keep him out of the role he played in the AR/MM offense….That was a slow road to China….

  • MAC

    There is no QB competition when you pay a guy $10 million. That is not backup money folks. So anyone arguing that Foles will have a chance to win job is kidding themselves.

    • Mark

      He is not guaranteed 10 million. Only about 3 million. So, yes he could end up the backup

      • MAC

        Really? If that is right then I apologies bc I knew it was up to $10 million but $7 million in incentives seems like a lot. If so I think unless Kelly requires a QB to run in his system (which he does, but says can adapt) then Foles will win job at some point bc Kelly will be tired of sacks and turnovers.

  • Mark

    I still think Foles will win the starting job. But Mike will be there encase he gets hurt.

    • MAC

      $10 million to a guy who may not start? I doubt this competition has an even playing field.

      • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

        Kolb was paid $10 Million by the Eagles and he didn’t start.

  • BrickSquadMonopoly

    Let the coaches coach let the faggets bitch

  • PsychoPathetic

    What the Eagles have done is make Vick’s contract tradeable.