The Mike Vick experience in Philly could be finishing the same way it began. Sort of.
Four years after Donovan McNabb complained during the preseason about having to come off the field for Vick’s Wildcat plays, Vick is now complaining about having to come off the field during practice for his primary competition for the starting job, Nick Foles.
“It’s tough,” Vick said Thursday regarding splitting reps with Foles. “I have to continue to be a professional and put my feelings and emotions to the side, and just continue to compete. But it’s hard. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t, but that’s just what I have to deal with, and I’m going to keep dealing with it until I see otherwise.”
Vick has yet to broach the topic with coach Chip Kelly.
“We haven’t talked about it yet,” Vick said. “Coach knows exactly what he’s doing. We don’t question him, he don’t question us. We just listen.”
Of course, now that Vick has shared his complaints with the media, there’s no need to tell Kelly directly.
Vick’s comments come on the heels of an acknowledgement that he doesn’t know where he stands in the quarterback competition. If he can’t handle the realities of a quarterback competition, it could mean that he’ll end up sitting.