Nick Foles’ broken hand means Michael Vick is going to be back in the starting lineup one more time for the Eagles in Week 17.
Vick was at a charity event Monday when he found out that he would go from not dressing against the Redskins to starting against the Giants. He said he was “elated” to get a chance to get back on the football field and said that he planned to “seize the moment” that’s fallen into his lap.
“It’s a good opportunity for me to go out there and grow as a player. You never know what could come out of this game,” Vick said, via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “You never know what I could learn. You never know what I could accomplish. I could go out there and break a record. There’s tremendous upside.”
Vick’s not going to erase the bad of his season with a good game in Week 17, but it would leave a better image in the heads of NFL decision makers before his likely arrival on the open market come the offseason. He’s had big games against the Giants in the past and their defense has been smacked around in each of the last two weeks so it’s not the worst setting for him to make a positive impression.
Are we likely to see records? Probably not, but playing well would be enough for Vick.