Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said last month that he plans to start for two more years before settling into a role as a veteran backup.
The market will decide if such a career trajectory is in Vick’s future, but it seems hard to believe that he will be guaranteed a starting job anywhere in the NFL this offseason. That would leave Vick to decide whether to compete for a starting job with a different team with the possibility that he would wind up as a backup or possibly returning to Philadelphia as a backup. Vick says the latter option is strictly a fallback option at the moment.
“Yeah, if it doesn’t work out, if all else fails, absolutely,” Vick said, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “You can never rule that out.”
It’s wise for 34-year-old quarterbacks who haven’t played a full season since 2006 to avoid ruling anything out, even if they believe their “skill set is still there.” There’s no word of the Eagles’ interest in Vick returning behind Nick Foles, but his handling of the move to the bench this year has drawn a lot of positive comments in Philadelphia this season and he’s already familiar with the offense.