Report: Vick Needs Playoffs to Return in 2013
Asked Monday whether he's committed to Michael Vick as the Eagles' starter, coach Andy Reid replied, "Today, I am."
Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
A day after Vick completed 28-of-46 passes for 311 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions and added nine scrambles for 59 yards versus the Lions in Week 6 his job was questioned by the media. This came a day after a Adam Schefter report that if Michael Vick doesn't lead the Eagles to the playoffs in 2012, then the quarterback will likely be gone after the season.
“Again, I’m going to look at all that stuff," Reid said about Vick's job moving forward. "But I know we can get better at it. I know that and we’re going to get better at it.”
If Vick is on the roster just three days after the Super Bowl, then $3 million of his $16 million 2013 salary becomes guaranteed. If the Eagles part ways with him before that, they'll be off the hook for the last four years of his six-year, $100 million contract.
"We lead the league with 17 turnovers," Reid said. "It’s ridiculous."
Ridiculous enough to release Vick after the season? If this season ends up like Sunday's loss to the Lions, Vick will be playing elsewhere in 2013.