For Michael Vick to stay with the Eagles in 2011, he would need to sign a new contract, the team would have to figure out what to do with Kevin Kolb, and the owners and players’ union would have to reach an agreement for there to be a 2011 season.
Vick remains optimistic all that can happen.
Appearing at a school in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Vick was asked whether he’ll still be in Philadelphia a year from now. He said he would like to think so, but he noted that there are plenty of obstacles.
“I would hope so,” Vick said, per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “A lot of things have to happen. A lot of things have to take place. . . . But hopefully I’m a Philadelphia Eagle next season.”
Vick told reporters afterward that the looming labor issues in the league overshadow the future of any individual player.
“We don’t even know if we’re going to have a season next year,” Vick said. “So I’m just enjoying this season and taking it one game at a time, enjoying the locker room, and enjoying the guys.”
And the Eagles are enjoying Vick. One way or another, if there is football at all in 2011, the Eagles are going to find a way to bring Vick back.