The guy who currently wears No. 7 for the Eagles thinks he can still play quarterback at a high level. The guy who used to wear No. 7 for the Eagles agrees.
ESPN’s Ron Jaworski on Friday told ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning that Vick “absolutely” could still be a good starting quarterback.
“You can’t take away the interceptions, the fumbles, the turnovers,” Jaworski said, via the Eagles’ website. “But if you look at his improvement from last year to this year; you look at the improvement from 2010 to 2011 to 2012, I saw significant improvement in Michael Vick’s game. I still believe there’s quality play left in Michael Vick.”
Few would regard the difference in Vick’s play from 2010 to 2011 or 2012 as improvement. Still, it’s curious, to say the least, that the Eagles’ official website would be parroting such praise for a quarterback who widely is believed to be on his way out of town.
“He still has incredible value to the Philadelphia Eagles,” Jaworski said.
For the Eagles, “incredible value” doesn’t mean that they’ll pay him more than $15 million for 2013. Even if the next coach wants to keep Vick, he would have to be willing to take a significant reduction to stick around.