There are $3.75 million reasons why I don’t believe the Eagles have any intention of keeping Michael Vick, no matter how many smart writers say it will happen.
And there is one big reason why I’m so confident: Vick is just a guy now.
Anyone that watched Vick play last season could see it, but Fox’s Alex Marvez smartly had a scout watch all of Vick’s snaps last year to report back.
“He can’t throw,” the scout told Marvez. “A guy could be open 20 yards downfield and he’ll throw it 25. He never could throw, but he was fast before. It’s not like he’s slow now but he doesn’t stick out like, ‘Wow, this guy is faster than everybody.’”
Another top NFL personnel director fully agreed with the assessment Vick is no longer special. The eye in the sky don’t lie.
Vick has two former bosses that need quarterbacks: Rams G.M. Billy Devaney and Browns G.M. Tom Heckert. Neither have touched Vick. Heckert knows everything about Vick’s stay in Philly, and the Browns appear to want no part of him.
That sends a strong message to the rest of the league.
The Eagles are still trying to salvage Vick’s trade value, as they should. But surely they realize paying Vick starter money to be a backup or a third quarterback is throwing good money after bad.
Philadelphia should take what they can for Vick, like a bag of footballs, and move on.