Michael Vick wants to be a starter, like almost any player, but the quarterback said yesterday he would welcome staying with the Eagles even if he were still a backup.
"Everybody wants to be a starter in this league and everybody wants to play," Vick said at the NovaCare Center, a day after the Dallas Cowboys smoked the Eagles, 34-14. "That should be your goal. The ambition you should have is to want to be great. . . . I know I can still play at a high level."
It appears unlikely, however, that the Eagles would pick up a $5 million option on Vick just for him to be a backup to Donovan Mcnabb or Kevin Kolb. The 29-year-old Vick feels he has done enough, on the field and off, to warrant a chance from another team.
"I would hope so," Vick said. "I tried to be the best ambassador that I could be in the community, the best football player that I could be. And that won't stop. I'll continue to do that, and I'll continue to work hard."