As soon as the Philadelphia Eagles traded Donovan McNabb, coach Andy Reid declared Kevin Kolb the starting quarterback, indicating that there would be no competition, and no chance for Michael Vick to win the job.
Vick says that if he only gets on the field as a running back or wide receiver or in the wildcat, he’s fine with that.
“I’m just going to play my role,” Vick told the Daily Press, the newspaper in his hometown of Newport News, Virginia. I’m going to do whatever Andy asks me to do. I’m enjoying myself and I’m working hard. The only thing I want to do is help this team win the Super Bowl.
“If I don’t line up under center at all this season, then I’ll continue to be optimistic. I’ll continue to keep my faith and keep working hard. No matter what position I’m at, I’m going to help this team win.”
After this season, Vick will get a chance to shop himself to teams that will consider giving him a shot at the starting job. But he hasn’t been a starting quarterback since 2006, and he seems to have accepted that if he ever will be one again, it won’t be until 2011.