Report: Eagles still hope to move Vick

When the Eagles signed Mike Vick last August, we believe that their primary goal was to determine, via exclusive access to Vick during practices and meetings, whether he could be the successor to Donovan McNabb.  At that time, the jury was still out regarding Kevin Kolb, who looked like anything but the future starter in November 2008, when he entered a game against the Ravens after McNabb was benched.

After Kolb proved in back-to-back starts arising from a Week One broken rib suffered by McNabb that the 2007 second-rounder can get it done, reports emerged that Vick would be one and done in Philly.  The timing wasn’t coincidental, in our view.  We believed that the Eagles had seen enough to know that, if McNabb were to leave after the 2009 season, Kolb would get the nod moving forward.

Thus, Philly’s original plan likely was to trade both McNabb and Vick.  Now, amid reports that the Eagles are keeping Vick, the man who first reported that Vick would leave Philly after a single season reports that Vick remains available.  Per Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News, the Eagles still hope to trade the man whose arrival last August was nearly as jarring as Donovan’s departure.

Domowitch points out that, if the Eagles can’t trade Vick, they would still bring in a veteran quarterback to assume Kolb’s role from 2009 — game day No. 3 but replacement for the starter if the starter gets hurt.  If accurate, this means that the Eagles don’t think much of Vick, who would again be relegated to Wildcat duty only.

Domowitch also mentions Marc Bulger as the veteran who could serve as the backup to Kolb, with or without Vick on the roster.  Whether Bulger would be interested will depend on his options with other teams.

60 responses to “Report: Eagles still hope to move Vick

  1. Bulger, seriously! First we dump the only “Franchise” QB we have and now we’re going to bring in this stiff. Why do I continue to torture myself with this team?

  2. I’ve been waiting to hear about the Birds potentially signing Bulger. Now if they would only get rid of that scumbag Vick.

  3. He’d help teams win better than some of the QBs on their roster. Really Cleveland, Jake Delhomme? He’s terrible.

  4. I believe that Kolb was always expected to take over for McNabb, even since before they signed Vick.
    The Eagles (wisely) signed Vick, gave him a few Wildcat plays, and will trade him for a draft choice. They never expected him to be the #1 in an offense that requires smarts and accuracy more than a big arm and legs.
    Vick was (is) strictly making a draft choice out of nothing.

  5. The Eagles brought Vick in as an investment. Pure and simple. Of course they are still willing to move him at the right price. But if they can’t move him they will be fine with having him be the #2. They know from experience that its important to have 2 good QBs for depth. But of course they would rather move Vick for a good pick, bring in a veteran without giving anything up, and draft a QB to develop.

  6. i enjoy watching Bulger rive in pain after he gets sacked. If he were and Eagle i dont think my feelings would change.
    He just lays on the ground squirming and wimperring. its a beautiful thing.
    I would feel conflicted if he was under center in Eagles green. I dont know if I’d want a TD or an sack that would cause OOOOOOO’s and AHHH’s and a TV timeout….
    Right now I think I’m leaning more towards the serious sack. /Please dont pick up this bum

  7. Take whatever you can get for him as far as draft (pick) picks go. There has to be some team out there willing to give something for him.
    Sign a washed up free agent vetern as a back-up to Kolb. Take a gamble and draft a 3rd stringer late in the draft as a project and see how it turns out for a future back-up to Kolb.
    I know it has not yet been proven and we can just call it a hunch but I think (hope) Kolb is going to be something special. The offense should be explosive with an accurate quarterback. We need to do a lot of upgrading on the defense to be a legitimate contender.

  8. Take whatever you can get for him as far as draft (pick) picks go. There has to be some team out there willing to give something for him.
    Sign a washed up free agent vetern as a back-up to Kolb. Take a gamble and draft a 3rd stringer late in the draft as a project and see how it turns out for a future back-up to Kolb.
    I know it has not yet been proven and we can just call it a hunch but I think (hope) Kolb is going to be something special. The offense should be explosive with an accurate quarterback. We need to do a lot of upgrading on the defense to be a legitimate contender.

  9. Bulger was terrible in that offense. He hasn’t been any good since Linehan stopped using Martz’ playbook after 2006.

  10. they better just keep vick bc after game 1 the fans will BOO kolb off the field for throwing 4 interceptions in a loss to Detroit.

  11. A nice quick 150 comments all repeating what each commenter has said each time Vick’s name is mentioned.
    Wonder if anyone can refrain from repeating themselves and opt to sit back and wait to see if Vick proves himself to be a quality NFL QB or proves himself to be a flash in the pan?

  12. What do you Vick lovers have to say now!! Mike Dick can not even beat out a guy who has barely played. When will you guys realize Vick is nothing but a gimmick and is NOT a NFL QB. Where you at BLUEEYEDEVILS, what could you have to say about this because I would love to hear your thinking… YOU RACIST!

  13. Wow, if they do move Vic they’ll have finished the job of turning the Eagles QB position from one of strength to a huge question mark.
    Last season, when McNabb went down, they had Kolb do a creditable job. This season, if Vick is gone and with McNabb gone, if Kolb goes down, they get to turn the keys over to a backup who isn’t even on the team atm.

  14. If McNabb drew only a 2nd rd pick (and a 3 or 4 next year), what do they think they will get for this bozo? A 5th rounder at best – and I doubt anyone will offer even that.

  15. “Move” Michael Vick?
    How? By reading him poetry? Or showing him sappy movies? Letting him see the sun rise in Yellowstone and elk and caribou run by? Or making him watch the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life” 300 times in a row?
    That would be the only way. If you mean “move” as in trade, forget it. You’d have to pay someone to take him, even a 6th rounder is too much for a big-salary guy with no skills.
    The Gold Standard.

  16. Wait a minute.
    Didn’t the incredibly insightful and unbiased poster “blondeyeddevils” inform all of us that naming Kolb as the starter was just a smokescreen, that there was no way Kolb could beat out Vick in training camp, and Vick would be starting by opening game?
    Do you mean to tell me that this poster, previously believed by all of us PFT posters to be above reproach- always fair and even handed in his assessment of players- may actually have some racial bias in his opinions, and may actually (drum roll please) BE FULL OF S***!?!?!?!?!?!
    Say it ain’t so!

  17. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…..the 5 era just ended and we just began the 7 era and were already trying to get rid of slick Vick. Trade Kolb, he’s a real POS. Since when is a 2nd round pick a franchise QB? Almost never. Vick was the #1 overall pick. Your telling me a 2nd round pick has more talent than the #1 overall pick. Get real Eagles. Might as well pick up some bum and start him cuz next year we’ll be looking for a real QB. Jake Locker

  18. Vick will end up starting this year with another team. Probably Oakland, Rams, or Buffalo especially if they don’t get a QB in the Draft.

  19. florio you are a vick hater and will write anything to try and get him out of the league. Go follow the rams or the pats leave vick alone. He has done everything people have asked him to do and its going on his second season and you still throw jabs damn when is enough ENOUGH

  20. I wouldn’t get Bulger. You need a guy thats been below average. Someone like a Chris Redman would be good. You don’t need a QB controversy.

  21. If it was a capped year I would say trade him, but what’s the point of doing it now when you aren’t going to get any value in return and it isn’t inhibiting us in any way? I don’t think there’s any way he’ll get back to the level he used to be at before prison, but there’s also no way he won’t improve from last season.

  22. Justin Reis saw this headline and still thinks the Panthers will win 10 games next year.
    Wake up Justin, wake up!

  23. Oh, man, all the people who attach racial meaning to everything are gonna have a field day if the Eagles trade both their black QBs to keep the white guy.

  24. How about trading him to the Cowboys or Giants? Eagles FO seems to love strengthing their dvision rivals.

  25. With Bulger and Vick as his possible injury replacements, I sure hope that the Eagles made the right call handing Kolb the starting job. They’ll be in deep doo-doo if he goes down with an injury or is just ineffective.

  26. The only way the Eagles sign a veteran backup is if they trade Vick. I highly doubt that the birds would pay the 5+ to vick and another backup the likes of Bulger.
    Look for a middle round pick to groom as the number 3.

  27. If accurate, this means that the Eagles don’t think much of Vick, who would again be relegated to Wildcat duty only.
    ———————————————
    Who would think much of Vick? Of course besides the 7 or 8 blind, race bating supporters that know nothing about human behavior patterns & post here.

  28. can you say Jeff Garcia… he will be back.. in case Kolb gets hurt and to mentor the QB the eagles draft which will either be Fordham QB John Skelton or Central Michigan QB Dan Lefevour.
    Book it

  29. Yep, mention this and Brett Favre & Jay Cutler in the same sentence and Jamie Dukes won’t be able to resist whipping the monkey out right on national TV and spanking it!

  30. Why would the Eagles pay Vicks roster bonus and then get rid of him? Doesnt make sense or am I missing something?

  31. Please keep Vick.
    He can be average as a backup to Kolb if need be. We don’t need to swap him out for a more washed up veteran.

  32. This is not a white or black thing vick would be scum if he was orange
    The guy has always been over rated over paid and yes lets all feel sorry for poor ghetto boy who had such a tough life

  33. No, but others will make it a race issue – be it Vick’s supporters or Rush. Equally silly.
    I would rather see us sign Allen Iverson to play #2 QB. At least he has some accomplishments, unlike Vick. And you would get about the same level of production.

  34. So thats a combined 9 Pro Bowls & 6 Championship Games for……………….
    A “PICK MACHINE” with the arm strength of wet noodle…………….
    Ha ha ha
    I am going to roll over laughing when Kolb flops and there is nobody behind him to bail him out………….
    HA HA HA
    “How many games before Kolb is benched”:
    1) Week one
    2) Week two
    3) Week three

  35. It’s not even written in stone that Kolb will be the open day starter.
    I mean didn’t Andy Reid say that McNabb will be the 2010 open day starter?
    Kolb is what he is – a 2nd round PICK MACHINE.

  36. I still feel that Vick’s best chances for future success as well as being able to completely turn around a teams for success is for him to go to St. Louis…….
    With Vick under center for the Rams many defenses will have to plan for him taking much attention off of Steven Jackson much like in the same way as the Titans did by starting Vince Young and getting some relief or pressure off of Chris Johnson….

  37. ClownBurger says:
    April 9, 2010 11:24 AM
    Yep, mention this and Brett Favre & Jay Cutler in the same sentence and Jamie Dukes won’t be able to resist whipping the monkey out right on national TV and spanking it!
    ________________________________
    Truth. Throw McNabb in there too and you will get multiples. And it would be the least watched NFLN ever.

  38. Time to shut down the National Felon League and kick the felons to the curb. Goodell has better things to do aside from playing warden to these idiots.
    Eagles will cut this loser after training camp and no one else wants him.

  39. scrapdawg12 says: April 9, 2010 10:33 AM
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…..the 5 era just ended and we just began the 7 era and were already trying to get rid of slick Vick. Trade Kolb, he’s a real POS. Since when is a 2nd round pick a franchise QB? Almost never. Vick was the #1 overall pick. Your telling me a 2nd round pick has more talent than the #1 overall pick. Get real Eagles. Might as well pick up some bum and start him cuz next year we’ll be looking for a real QB. Jake Locker
    _____________________________________
    Are you for real? Yeah, Vick was a #1 overall pick. So were Jeff George, Tim Couch, JaMarcus Russell, Alex Smith, and David Carr.
    I wouldn’t mind Bulger as the veteran backup. He was a good player before the Rams imploded. Garcia would be a nice option too, unless those reports of him never being happy as a backup are true. As for Vick, if he were a car I’d leave him out on the street unlocked with the motor running.

  40. BigBear123 says:
    April 9, 2010 2:35 PM
    Time to shut down the National Felon League and kick the felons to the curb. Goodell has better things to do aside from playing warden to these idiots.
    Eagles will cut this loser after training camp and no one else wants him.
    ————————————
    Couldn’t agree with you more…………
    When is the Trailer Park Rapist getting banned……….
    HA HA HA

  41. Bulger was OK, as long as he was protected and surrounded by decent weapons. And if he isn’t asked to do too much.
    Whoever said Bulger writhed in plain after sacks is right – I remember he often looked like he got shot after marginal hits.

  42. Vick is being traded or shopped to please Kolb. I Know you say that Kolb doesn’t dictate the Eagles FO. But, He did tell them he would not sign an extension if he where not going to be the starter and now Mcnabb is gone. Like it or not all you Limbaugh followers Vick is a threat to Kolb and he and Reid know this. So get rid of him before the season starts.
    To those that say Vick was overrated we as Eagles fans better hope that Kolb is as “overrated” as Vick was. Vick was playing for a conference champioship in his 3rd year. With FAR less weapons that Kolb has now.
    All i see is the Eagles doing everything in their power for Kolb to succeed something they never did for Mcnabb. WR, Running game ( watch how much the Eagles run this season) A new offensive line, a TE that actually catches the ball. This is what you call every chance to succeed Suprise me Kolb and be great. Do what Mcnabb didn’t do and bring home a Lombardi. If you do anything less you are a failure.

  43. I dunno, I don’t think Reid has a clue how to use Vick even if he wanted him.
    They’re shocked he’s still on the roster. The plan was to flip him for a pick in the offseason…but the roster bonus screwed them.
    But, yeah, Reid has let Kolb know he’s the man and there won’t be any controversy or competition behind him. Face it, Reid has three more years left – right? Either Kolb works out and he gets renewed, or Kolb fails and he gets fired. So Reid has gambled it all on Kolb. He’ll make sure he isn’t threatened or challenged.

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