Michael Vick was an excellent teammate and had a great attitude even though he was supplanted by Nick Foles as the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles this season, but it sounds like he is done with the whole backup thing.
Philly Daily News reporter Les Bowen tweeted on Thursday that he spoke with Vick and believes the quarterback will continue his career elsewhere. Bowen says Vick very badly wants the chance to start again:
Just talked to Mike Vick. As expected, his career will continue elsewhere. Very badly wants chance to start in 2014.
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) January 30, 2014
Vick will be 34 next season and still hasn’t played in more than 13 games in a season since 2006. He didn’t even play that well the last two seasons. I really don’t see why a team would want to make him their starter. You can’t rely on him to play all season, and he’s extremely unlikely to put together the MVP-type of season he did in 2011. The only good news is that as a free agent, he’ll likely come cheap. But I wouldn’t want him for anything other than a backup job.