Eagles Restructure Mike Vick’s Contract

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Published: February 11, 2013

Mike Vick

Vick Remains an Eagle

On Monday, Mike Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles reached a new one-year contract. Per multiple reports, the contract has a maximum potential value of $10 million, which many are saying is loaded with incentives. The details of the contract are still to be determined, but what we do know is Chip Kelly has seen enough to want to keep the Eagles starter around for at least his first season running the team.

Chip Kelly has said that Mike Vick and Nick Foles will enter training camp in an open competition for the starting job. There is no reason to think that the team would not allow a rookie from April’s NFL draft to also compete if the team were to add another name to the depth chart. If Seattle’s Russel Wilson has taught us anything, it’s that NFL teams will start the player that gives them the best chance to win, and that jobs are not decided based on the size of the contract.

Mike Vick’s 2012 season was nothing to brag about. With an increase in sacks and fumbles despite playing three fewer games than the previous year, the 15.5 million dollar contact was expected to be shredded if not burned. Many speculated that the 32 year old Eagles quarterback would be cut, and teams like the Chiefs and Bills were rumored to be quick to try and grab Vick on the first bounce of his release.

Chip Kelly’s system does give Vick life, but with a history or injuries and turning the ball over, it’s hard to believe that a first-year NFL coach can really work magic with a scrabbling veteran who has a proven history of turnovers, and problems dissecting a defense at the line of scrimmage.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Eagles target a young QB early in the NFL draft, despite this new Mike Vick contract.

Mike Vick’s Career Stats

Career Stats Passing Rushing Sacked Fumbles
Season Team G QBRat Comp Att Yds TD Int Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL Fum FL
01-02 ATL 8 62.7 50 113 785 2 3 31 289 36 9.3 1 21 113 6 5
02-03 ATL 15 81.6 231 421 2936 16 8 113 777 52 6.9 8 33 206 9 6
03-04 ATL 5 69 50 100 585 4 3 40 255 51 6.4 1 9 64 4 1
04-05 ATL 15 78.1 181 321 2313 14 12 120 902 60 7.5 3 46 266 16 7
05-06 ATL 15 73.1 214 387 2412 15 13 102 597 40 5.9 6 33 201 11 5
06-07 ATL 16 75.7 204 388 2474 20 13 123 1039 65 8.4 2 45 303 9 3
09-10 PHI 12 93.8 6 13 86 1 0 24 95 7.9 4 2 0 0 0 0
10-11 PHI 12 100.2 233 372 3018 21 6 100 676 56 6.8 9 34 210 11 3
11-12 PHI 13 84.9 253 423 3303 18 14 76 589 45 7.8 1 23 126 10 4
12-13 PHI 10 78.1 204 351 2362 12 10 62 332 33 5.4 1 28 153 11 5
Career Totals 121 80.6 1626 2889 20274 123 82 791 5551 46 7 34 272 1642 87 39
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