I was wondering all the options Michael Vick had as we go into the postseason, what team will Vick go to? Will he meet up with new head coach Reid in Kansas City? It would be crazy for Vick to take a pay cut in Philly to be a backup when he can make more money elsewhere as a starter, right? Well I guess all of my questions were answered this afternoon.
CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports the deal is worth upwards of $10 million for 2013 (Vick was previously scheduled to make $15.5 million this season) and Vick will be eligible for unrestricted free agency in 2014. The $10 million is comprised of Vick’s base salary, roster bonus, signing bonus and possible incentives, La Canfora reports.
Vick’s status was very much up in the air, though CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman recently reported that new coach Chip Kelly “likes the idea of keeping Vick (at a cheaper price) but genuinely doesn’t know exactly what he has with the quarterback.”
Clearly Kelly was intrigued enough by the idea of Vick running his system that he was willing to keep the quarterback.
Just last week the Eagles made the decision not to cut Vick ahead of a deadline that guaranteed him $3 million toward his 2013 salary, though they did have several outs via trade and releasing him. He still have to compete for the starting job with second-year QB Nick Foles, but I like Vicks position in that category; the question looms if Vick is prone to concussions easily. We will just have to wait and see, but I’m glad the Michael Vick saga is over for now.