The Michael Vick saga will continue in Philadelphia. The Eagles organization announced today that the elusive quarterback has agreed to a one-year deal that could be worth up to $10 million next season.
Vick, who only competed in 10 games last season, restructured his 2011, $100 million contract and will now be a free agent in 2014. Many believe the 32-year-old veteran is beyond his prime, after battling injuries and passing for just 2,362 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season. Once heralded as one of the sports world's most exciting athletes, Vick will head into his fifth season with the Eagles alongside new head coach Chip Kelly and his run-and-gun style offense.
Kelly has yet to reveal whether or not Vick will be named the starter over Nick Foles. "I'm going to look at everybody,'' he said in a press conference earlier this morning. "If you can throw the ball and run, I'm going to take you out there. We're going to look at everything we can do to put the best product on the field and that's what it's all about. I've followed Michael's career and I understand what a talent he is. But there is nothing that's on the board right now, there's nothing that's off the board right now."
Vick seemed please to return to Philadelphia and even took to Twitter to express his gratefulness. The embattled QB will head into his fifth season with Philly, looking to avenge last year's 4-12 record and worst finish in the NFC East.
I am grateful and proud to be a Philadelphia Eagle. My heart is in Philly and this community is important to me.
— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) February 11, 2013