Writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer Saturday, Jeff McLane wrote that it is “unlikely that the Eagles would allow [Michael] Vick to enter the season without a contract extension.”
That’s news to us and a little surprising. For now, the two sides haven’t talked about the possibility.
“We just talked about what can get done this year,” Vick said before receiving the Bert Bell Award. “I think that anything else that happens is solely on me. I think I dictate that situation based on my play and performance and my actions on and off the field. So that ball is in my court.”
Those comments indicate that Vick would be comfortable entering the season without a long-term deal. So what’s the rush?
Considering how far Vick has come in such a short amount of time, it makes sense for the Eagles to see Vick on the field again before handing him a huge extension.