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Michael Vick isn’t sweating his contract

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Michael Vick raised some blood pressures around the Eagles when he told reporters he wasn’t sure if DeSean Jackson would show up for the first day of training camp.

It’s a good thing he went on to discuss his own contract. Vick said that while he “obviously would like to” sign a long-term deal instead of playing out this season under the franchise tag, it isn’t something that’s first and foremost on his mind.

“My focus now is going to be on football,” Vick said, per Andy Schwartz of CSNPhilly.com. “I think everything happens when it’s supposed to. … My main priority right now is to be the best football player in practice that I can be and let that carry over into the game and let things happen when they’re supposed to. So that’s always been my approach. You play good enough, you play well, and you impress the people who expect a lot out of you, good things happen.”

It’s not a bad formula. Assuming the Kevin Kolb trade goes down, the Eagles aren’t going to have anyone else to hand the team’s quarterback job to for the near future so Vick’s biggest worry in his second year as the starter is staying healthy. Short of a catastrophic injury (or a total backslide from the player he was last year), the Eagles have made it clear they want to be in the Michael Vick business.

If Vick doesn’t sign a contract by September 20th, he’ll have to play out the season under the franchise tag. A long-term deal could still be done after the season, something the Eagles might prefer just to make sure the Vick resurgence last year has legs. Vick sounds like he’s fine with that approach, so the Eagles are free to work on other matters.

Like making sure Vick has his favorite receiver making big plays in the passing game.

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12 Responses to “Michael Vick isn’t sweating his contract”
  1. asublimeday says: Jul 26, 2011 1:51 PM

    Could backfire if he plays even better and demands an even bigger contract. He’ll still be human garbage, though.

  2. dcbassguy says: Jul 26, 2011 1:52 PM

    The Vick deal will done before Sept 2oth. I’d say the Eagles have a few other things to get done before that though. Djax will get his deal as well….. All in due time.

    Make the Kolb deal happen, get some fresh blood and rookies signed, and get camp rolling. Start to bond as a team, and let the contracts happen later.

  3. johnnyjagfan says: Jul 26, 2011 2:04 PM

    Vick keeps rolling on the Redemption tour and the money will follow. The Eagles should get Tavaris Jackson to back him up. Fast, runner, lefty…

  4. chrisco05 says: Jul 26, 2011 2:07 PM

    Newport News goes HAM!

  5. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 26, 2011 2:07 PM

    I mean this is a good position for both sides. He’s got a good payday coming for this year. If he stays healthy and proves his long term worth, I’m pretty sure his financial troubles will be over by next off season.

    Meanwhile, the Eagles are paying a premium by hitting him with the franchise tag, but have the opportunity to sit back and evaluate and consider their options.

    It’s a win win… So long as they keep winning.

  6. sterilizecromartie says: Jul 26, 2011 2:11 PM

    Whatever the Eagles end up doing here, I have to assume it is the right move. It is actually quite astonishing how brilliantly they have handled their QB position the past few years.

    They signed the current runner-up MVP on the cheap two years ago when nobody else wanted him. They traded a washed up McNabb to a division rival. They got 4 quality years out of Kolb as a backup and spot starter and appear ready to get a first-round pick back from him if they trade him. They took Mike Kafka in the 4th round last year and he looks to be a promising prospect from what I hear. Every move they have made so far has been the right one…

    … unless they sign Brett Favre.

  7. iuhoosierben says: Jul 26, 2011 2:25 PM

    @ Johnnyjagfan-

    Ummm…FYI Tavaris Jackson is right handed. lol

    I do think he would be a logical backup that wouldnt require a big contract and could run the same system as a Michael Vick, if Vick goes down with injury

  8. jbeatzz says: Jul 26, 2011 2:28 PM

    either way mike is gettin paid so why would he sweat it?

    i love how he is handling himself especially with all of the haters and doubters that want him to fail. one of the best human traits is the ability to adapt and change.

    keep doin what your doin mike!

  9. polishrod says: Jul 26, 2011 4:05 PM

    sterilizecromartie says:Jul 26, 2011 2:11 PM

    Whatever the Eagles end up doing here, I have to assume it is the right move. It is actually quite astonishing how brilliantly they have handled their QB position the past few years.

    They signed the current runner-up MVP on the cheap two years ago when nobody else wanted him. They traded a washed up McNabb to a division rival. They got 4 quality years out of Kolb as a backup and spot starter and appear ready to get a first-round pick back from him if they trade him. They took Mike Kafka in the 4th round last year and he looks to be a promising prospect from what I hear. Every move they have made so far has been the right one…

    … unless they sign Brett Favre.

    ————————-

    After years of Bobby Hoying, Jim McMahon, Jeff Kemp, Doug Pederson, Rodney Peete, Jeff Blake, Bubby Brister and the Detmer boys…. it’s safe to say the Eagles are on the good side of Murphys Law right now

  10. TheDPR says: Jul 26, 2011 4:10 PM

    I just hope he wasn’t exposed during the final two games he played in last year. He was awful.

    Fortunately not every team has the defense that the Vikings and Packers do.

  11. melonnhead says: Jul 26, 2011 5:16 PM

    Yes, please sign this term to another huge long-term contract so he has the security to go back to living like he likes to live.

  12. melonnhead says: Jul 26, 2011 5:16 PM

    er… turd.

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