When Eagles coach Andy Reid announced on Monday that quarterback Mike Vick has a “significant” concussion, the most common reaction was: (1) every concussion is “significant”; and (2) the symptoms will last until rookie Nick Foles gets injured or flops.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it truly is a “significant” concussion, from the perspective of the grading that applies to head injuries.
As a result, that calls into question not only Vick’s availability for the rest of the season but his marketability in the future. There already was no chance that the Eagles would pay Vick $15.5 million in 2013. Given his willingness to embrace contact and the cumulative effects of concussions, anyone who signs him will be assuming the risk of more concussions.
The most important thing for now is for Vick to get healthy. If he misses the rest of the season, however, the question of whether he should play any more seasons will take center stage in the offseason.
Here’s Tim McManus of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philly talking about the current state of Vick and the Eagles on Tuesday’s PFT Live.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!