Vick feels he can still start
There’s no surprise in the news that came out today about the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Chip Kelly announced that Nick Foles will be starting for the rest of the season over a now healthy Michael Vick. Kelly has also said that Foles won’t have to look over his back should he have a bad game. No surprise, right? The other thing that isn’t a surprise is that Vick said that he feels like he can still be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
Vick’s contract is up at the end of the season. The 33-year old said that he believes he can still start in the NFL. Still, he had to win the job this offseason and has now missed 16 games because of injury over the last four seasons.
“I feel like I can still start, yeah, in this league,” Vick said. “What do you think? No, honestly, what do you think?”
A reporter responded with a yes.
“Now you answered your own question,” Vick said. “I appreciate that.” (Philly.com)
Good thing is Vick doesn’t want to be a distraction for the Eagles in their quest to win the division.
Vick seemed to have already read the writing on the wall and said that he didn’t want to become a distraction.
“It’s just in me,” Vick said Tuesday. “I’m not a selfish person at all. I don’t ever feel like the world revolves around me. I’ve been blessed. I’ve been blessed with the ability to play this game. I’m extremely talented. Like I said, I know I got a lot of football to play and that’s what keeps me going.”(Philly.com)
Vick said he would have never changed a thing about this season either, meaning he would have taken Chip Kelly’s offer to compete for the job even if he knew what would happen. He said he’s learned a lot about the game and thankful for everything he learned. I’m sure he’s talking about Chip teaching him to how old the football.
“If I had to do it all over again I would do it,” Vick said. “Absolutely. I don’t regret anything. I had an injury and that happens in football. It’s nothing other than to continue to stay positive. I will never regret anything in my life. I never have, I never will. I’m still thankful I came back. I learned a lot, so much about football, so much about the game, so much about taking care of myself that it’s valuable information for me.”
I’m not sure if he’ll ever be a starter again, especially with the 2014 quarterback draft class. That class is really going to help out the weaker teams in the league who needed a QB. His next home may be with the team that thinks he can be a mentor to a young quarterback.