The speculation is over.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Thursday night on air that Michael Vick has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
To paraphrase the fearless leader of PFT: Wow.
The deal was first reported, as best we can tell, by Dan Sileo of WDAE in Tampa. Buzz had been building about a possible deal with the Eagles for about an hour all over the Internet before Mort reported the news.
The destination is surprising on a number of levels.
First, there were multiple media reports that the Eagles weren’t interested, including one by Mort himself. Our own Tom Curran had an Eagles source tell him as recently as Tuesday that the team wasn’t interested in Vick.
But as Mr. Florio pointed out numerous times, Philadelphia’s statements and whispers before the Vick signing are the least of their concerns now.
They now have a vocal fan base and a certain sensitive starting quarterback to address.