Just when many observers thought Michael Vick‘s run in Philly as the # 1 quarterback of the Eagles was done, it isn’t.
Nope. Not hardly. That’s because now that ex-Oregon State coach Chip Kelly is now in charge, Vick feels he’s the main man to run the much vaunted high octane offense Kelly is bringing with him.
Tuesday morning on ESPN radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning,” Vick said he’s enjoyed his “ride” in Philadelphia and says the city and the Eagles organization have been “great” to him.
“Overall, you have to look at what really works and what makes you comfortable. I felt as if coming back made me comfortable. Meeting with Chip for first time, I felt like as if we can make it work,” Vick said.
The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback on Monday signed a one-year contract with the Eagles, replacing the $100 million extension that included $35.5 million in guaranteed money that he received two years ago. The restructured deal is essentially for one year, however.
Vick could make as much as $10 million next season, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Vick was scheduled to earn about $16 million next season, including a $3 million roster bonus. He lost his starting job to rookie Nick Foles last season, but Kelly will give him a chance to win back the role.
Watch this ESPN report on Vicks new situation: