Eagles reportedly will release Mike Vick if he doesn’t lead team to playoffs

Michael Vick was an MVP candidate in 2010, but that doesn’t mean he has proved himself as the franchise quarterback for the Eagles. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that the Eagles are expected to release the quarterback if he doesn’t lead the team to the playoffs this season.

Schefter explains that the Eagles can release Vick prior to Feb. 6 2013 and not be obligated to pay him any money, nor be faced with a salary cap hit. If he is on the roster past that date, the team reportedly would owe him $3 million of his $16 million salary.

This may come as a surprise in light of the $100-million contract Vick signed last year, but remember that NFL contracts are not guaranteed, and they are often highly complex with teams afforded different options to back out after each season.

Vick has been a turnover machine to start the season. He threw six interceptions and fumbled eight times, losing five of them through the team’s first five games. But the Eagles went 3-2, and I can easily see them reaching the postseason.

Based on how well the team felt rookie Nick Foles looked in the preseason, they probably consider the Arizona product an intriguing option.

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  • idontknownoportuguese

    Fantastic news!! I hope you rot dog killer!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/7misspriss7 n.e.green

    somebody save that poor dog, before ookie kills it!

  • http://twitter.com/7misspriss7 n.e.green

    just save the dog, then let him burn in hell!!!

  • JamesT32

    You suck-ass dog lovers are beyond stupid.  Let them release him, only means he’ll be somebody else’s QB next year.  Nick Foles, huh?  lol  Whatever, fuckin’ morons.  Don’t like what I had to say, you know what you can do with yourselves.

  • idontknownoportuguese

    Uh, duh!! I can hope he doesn’t get picked up by anyone else can’t I? LMAO!! What is fantastic is he won’t bank coin!! Loool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1511643362 Kelly Kempke-Knueppel

    by his own book, if dogs didn’t perform well, they were tourtured, drown, electrocuted, hung & beat to death by his own hands.. EAGLES take note!

  • fantanstic

    @Kelly Kempeke-Knueppel, you a lyin bitch he talks very little about those dogs, and dam sure didn’t say what you have reported, read the fuckin book before you lie, that if you can read