A meeting with Robert Griffin III and rumored interest in Ryan Tannehill and Peyton Manning have raised some suspicion that the Eagles are in the market for a new starting quarterback.
In a roundtable session with reporters on Thursday, General manager Howie Roseman addressed that as well as the related topic of their satisfaction with their current quarterback. According to Roseman, there’s no change on the horizon under center.
“We have so much confidence in Michael Vick leading our team,” Roseman said, via the team’s website. “The way that he works and the determination he has, we’re all in with Michael. Michael is still a young quarterback. He looks great to me. He’s healthy and he’s determined. We feel very lucky to have him as our franchise quarterback.”
This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard the Eagles say that Vick is the only quarterback they want to lead them in 2012. Given what it would cost to move up to the top of the draft and the lack of another viable starting option on the roster, it doesn’t really make much sense for them to say anything else. Whether that means they ignore the position through the draft is a different question, however.
It wouldn’t be surprising at all to see the Eagles take a quarterback they think can develop over the next year or two. Mike Kafka and Trent Edwards aren’t players locked into roster spots, so there’s room for a young quarterback in Philly.