It was announced Monday that the Philadelphia Eagles re-signed quarterback Michael Vick to a one year deal worth an estimated $10 million dollars. This contract replaces the six-year deal he signed in 2011 and essentially means that 2013 will be an audition year for the 33 year old QB.
"My heart is in Philly and this community is important to me. I look forward to playing for Coach Kelly, [owner] Jeffrey Lurie and the entire Eagles organization, the city of Philadelphia and the fans. I am training hard this offseason and will be ready for Coach Kelly's team vision and leadership. Our goal is to win," Vick said.
Coming off of a disappointing 4-12 season where Vick suffered from injury and inconsistency, the Eagles replaced long time head coach Andy Reid with Oregon coach Chip Kelly. With Kelly calling the shots, the Eagles offense promises to be as open and explosive as any in the league and a good year by Vick could earn him a multi-year contract with the Eagles or at the very least, offers from across the league.
As of right now, Kelly has said that the starting job at the beginning of the season is up in the air and that either Vick or Nick Foles could win it. That being said, Vick should get the nod unless Kelly brings in other competition. With a starting gig, Vick is very much worth a mid-round flier just on potential alone.
Around the league
*It is being reported by CBSSports,com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora that many in the Pittsburgh Steelers organization believe that wideout Mike Wallace will end up with the rival Cleveland Browns. Wallace is looking for a huge contract and the Steelers are not expected to pay the amount he's asking.
*Keeping with the wideouts, ProFootBallTalk.com is reporting that Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin is going to hold out starting with offseason workouts. Harvin is looking to ink a new deal before the start of the 2013 season.
*With Michael Vick signing a one year deal in Philadelphia and Joe Flacco sure to get paid in Baltimore, it's looking more and more like the potential biggest name available in the QB market is San Francisco's Alex Smith. With the emergence of Colin Kaepernick, Smith has become a nice bargaining chip for the San Francisco 49ers. With teams like the Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, and potentially the New York Jets looking to possibly change it up at the QB position, the 49ers could come away with a draft pick or two.
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