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Vick expected to be one and done

The shotgun marriage between Michael Vick and the Eagles was an odd one, and it remains to be seen how successful it is.

Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News is certain, though, that Vick’s stay in Philadelphia is going to be short.

He convincingly wrote this week that there is an “unwritten understanding” between Vick and the Eagles that this was always a one-and-done proposition.

“Yes, the team does have an option to keep Vick for a second season at
the hefty price of $5.6 million,” Domowitch writes.  “But unless something drastic happens,
like, say, both Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb get abducted by aliens,
they have no intention of exercising that option. And that’s the way
Vick wants it.”

The emergence of Kolb, not to mention McNabb’s contract, certainly supports Domowitch’s theory.  So does Michael Vick’s play as a West Coast offense quarterback in Atlanta.

If Vick’s stay is so brief, some will question if it was worth it.  But Andy Reid will have given Vick the chance to rehab his image, and the Eagles can portentially flip Vick for a draft pick next spring.  Domowitch thinks a second-rounder sounds right, but there is a lot of football left to be played this year. 

Vick’s play on the field will be the ultimate factor when judging the move.

Vick still needs to show something on the field or the Eagles could have a difficult time finding a trading partner next year, not to mention playing time this season.

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28 Responses to “Vick expected to be one and done”
  1. Rex Grossman says: Oct 10, 2009 6:02 PM

    Tell that to the dogs who lost their lives!

  2. Booker says: Oct 10, 2009 6:04 PM

    Could he be traded before the deadline? There are a few teams out there looking for a QB.

  3. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 10, 2009 6:09 PM

    Left the best part of the article out:
    So does Michael Vick’s play as a West Coast offense quarterback in Atlanta.
    It wasn’t pretty. The guy might own the best set of legs of any passer in history. But he never developed into a very good quarterback. He was Vince Young before Vince Young.
    His completion percentage in 2004, ’05 and ’06 never rose above .564. Threw just 11 more touchdowns (49) than interceptions (38) in those 3 years. A statistic that tells you everything you need to know about Vick: He has averaged more yards per carry in his career (7.3) than yards per pass attempt (6.6).

    His bandwagon can’t argue that. The only teams that might actually want him are perennial losers and they will just take a bigger hit in the pocketbook.
    Vick Bounty (New look)

  4. bearsrule says: Oct 10, 2009 6:13 PM

    Second rounder sounds too steep. If the Eagles get offered a number 2 for him, they’d better jump at it.

  5. hostandguest says: Oct 10, 2009 6:15 PM

    Wouldn’t the Eagles need to pick up that expensive option in order to flip him next Spring? That seems like it would be a major gamble by the Eagles and it isn’t like Vick has shown anything thus far that would indicate he’s worth a second round pick.

  6. sask99 says: Oct 10, 2009 6:18 PM

    Vick should have got a small roster bonus put in his contract to make sure he gets released in march not sept.

  7. NinerNation says: Oct 10, 2009 6:26 PM

    A 2nd rounder for him? Wow, I think anything higher than a 5th round pick would be crazy.

  8. GiantSquid says: Oct 10, 2009 6:46 PM

    Does the NFL need this waste of space SO bad?
    Why isn’t he like all other criminals when they get out of jail and have to convince someone to let them scrub toilets for minimum wage?
    We are all entitled to opinions and mine is that Vick is a toilet scrubber.

  9. anthony says: Oct 10, 2009 6:55 PM

    The Oakland Raiders would be crazy not to jump all over Vick. Either Now or at the end of the season.

  10. RyanHarris says: Oct 10, 2009 6:57 PM

    A 2nd for a guy that was a FA and really has done nothing to date? Thats a joke.
    McNabb is the starter and Kolb showed that he can certainly play in the NFL.
    Barring a huge change of circumstances Vick isnt going to play a huge role, so he wont be able to “showcase” his skills.
    A two for him will not happen. Plus if I remember correctly the Iggies only have 10 days at the start of the league year to deal him. Are teams really going to be lining up for an ex-con who hasnt done much of anything? Really? Highly doubt it.

  11. TheDPR says: Oct 10, 2009 7:02 PM

    If anyone gives a 2nd round pick for that clown they’re certifiably retarded. He doesn’t even belong in the league, let alone worth a day one pick.

  12. Fan_Of_ Four says: Oct 10, 2009 7:06 PM

    Maybe he will end up with the Rams and Rush Limbaugh. They deserve each other.

  13. FumbleNuts says: Oct 10, 2009 7:27 PM

    Vick to the Browns before the trade deadline.

  14. scrapdawg12 says: Oct 10, 2009 7:35 PM

    You got to be shitting me. Everyone in Philly hates hates hates Kevin Kolb. He sucks. He showed what he could do against the Ravens last year. If anything, trade DMac for a first round pick and Kolb for a 4th round pick and draft one of these young studs coming out. Like lets say Clausen, Tebow, Mccoy, Bradford. Their all studs. Even Jake Locker and Jevan Snead might be in the mix. Their a hell of alot better than Kolb.

  15. mad555 says: Oct 10, 2009 7:38 PM

    If this is the case, then why would anyone who was interested in Vick pay for him if he is going to be cut loose inevitably. He ain’t going to go to a team that he doesn’t want to go to if they try and trade for him, so he either gets traded or stays with the birds.

  16. NoFootballtalk says: Oct 10, 2009 7:48 PM

    “Those of you who think Reid brought Vick to town with the idea of him possibly replacing McNabb as the Eagles’ starting quarterback in 2010 need to get a clue. Or go watch some tape of Vick trying to run the West Coast offense when he was with the Falcons.”
    All of the sane people who check this site(and quite frankly, that number is steadily going down), have been saying this from day one. But you guys at PFT have been speculating that Vick will replace McNabb next year. I guess you can’t expect much from the guys who also picked the ‘Skins to be in the Super Bowl. Where’s the part of this post where you guys admit you were wrong, or is Florio planning to post that later?

  17. mnmaverick says: Oct 10, 2009 7:54 PM

    Vick to Tennessee Vince Young and Michael Vick. LOL

  18. just_a_cigar says: Oct 10, 2009 7:56 PM

    Any GM that would trade a second rounder for Michael Vick should be put in a mental institution.
    I am so sick of hearing about this clown. He’s a horrible human being and an even worse football player. Get over him. He will never be anything.

  19. TheWizard says: Oct 10, 2009 8:02 PM

    I think most any team would draft a QB with their 2nd round pick instead of burning it on a mediocre, middle aged for football, morally bankrupt quarterback of dubious character.

  20. DbleD31 says: Oct 10, 2009 8:15 PM

    He’ll be a starter somewhere next year. But this is nothing more than a reporter’s opinion.
    oh yeah:
    Haha! Vick had something to do with the death of 8 worthless dogs and life goes on!
    Playing football has nothing to do with dogs, you whiners should raise your own kids.

  21. EskinSux says: Oct 10, 2009 8:15 PM

    Doesn’t Dallas need receivers?….Roy”wasted money” Williams, Sam ” can you believe i still have a job” Hurd and Patrick “i got a big mouth, but not much else” Crayton haven’t been the trifecta to replace TO, who made Homo what he is..An overated average QB….I can see the team from Arlington signing Vick next year as a wide receiver, or at least, a Quincy Carter wannabe..LMAO..Hell, the eagles might get a 1st 3rd and 6th round pick for him….Or whatever the hell they over paid for Roy”slow as molasses” Williams….

  22. VoxVeritas says: Oct 10, 2009 8:28 PM

    “McNabb is the starter and Kolb showed that he can certainly play in the NFL. ”
    He can certainly play against the Chiefs, anyway.

  23. pubicreign says: Oct 10, 2009 9:36 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    October 10, 2009 8:28 PM
    “McNabb is the starter and Kolb showed that he can certainly play in the NFL. ”
    He can certainly play against the Chiefs, anyway.
    ————————————————
    Dont hate because our back up has a better rating than your starter.

  24. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Oct 11, 2009 8:11 AM

    # Booker says: October 10, 2009 6:04 PM
    Could he be traded before the deadline? There are a few teams out there looking for a QB.
    ======================================
    Ya, but Vick is NOT a QB, he’s a gimmick at best.

  25. jreed says: Oct 11, 2009 9:21 AM

    #
    ick to the Browns before the trade deadline.
    # scrapdawg12 says: October 10, 2009 7:35 PM
    You got to be shitting me. Everyone in Philly hates hates hates Kevin Kolb. He sucks. He showed what he could do against the Ravens last year. If anything, trade DMac for a first round pick and Kolb for a 4th round pick and draft one of these young studs coming out. Like lets say Clausen, Tebow, Mccoy, Bradford. Their all studs. Even Jake Locker and Jevan Snead might be in the mix. Their a hell of alot better than Kolb.
    ==================================
    Really, did you watch any of the games he started this year??? Kolb is the only QB that has over 300 yards passing in his first two starts….The ONLY QB IN NFL HISTORY!!! Now I am not saying bench McNabb, However Kolb has Proved that he can start if anything is to happen to Donnie! When Kolb was drafted I did say WTF?!?! WHO IS THIS SCRUB??? And when he took over for McNabb’s Lack luster start in Baltimore, I said…Yeah this guy sucks, Way to go Andy and another Draft Bust….What I didnt Realize is that Kolb had more passing yards then McNabb in that game. Two ints…But way more Passing yards. Believe it or not, Kolb can play!

  26. VoxVeritas says: Oct 11, 2009 9:54 AM

    “I can see the team from Arlington signing Vick next year as a wide receiver, or at least, a Quincy Carter wannabe”
    How long are you going to stick around this time, EskinSux? I hope your dog survived that 48-22 ass-kicking the Aints gave the Eagirls at the Linc. Your pride has obviously been gone for a long, long time. If the Eagirls had Quincy Carter he’d easily be one of the best 6 Eagirls QBs ever right along with McNabb, Jaws, Cunningham, van Brocklin and Vick.

  27. jreed says: Oct 11, 2009 9:58 AM

    Vick will be traded in the off season. There are plenty of teams that will pick him up. 2nd round pick…No, More like a 4th or a 5th. Maybe they could squeeze a third if the Eagles offered Vick and a 5th. Or Even Better, Vick and Reggie Brown!

  28. smilergrogan says: Oct 12, 2009 3:56 PM

    rex: dogs especially dead ones don’t do abstract thought, so telling them would be pointless. you should keep the cow you are ordering at mcdonalds and wearing on your feet in mind while mandating morals for others, you hypocrite.
    Vox: glad to have you back. the village had been missing its idiot. after watching the boys celebrate beating the chiefs like they had actually won something, you have no space to offer up quincy carter, advice to mcnabb, or any other suggestions.
    as long as jerrah “skelator” jones is the g.m./owner/coach/face of the franchise the boys are doomed. if jerry hadn’t hired jimmy, even that run long ago wouldn’t have happened.
    and to think jerrah said there were 500 guys that could coach the boys to the super bowl…..

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