When Eagles coach Andy Reid announced on Monday that quarterback Mike Vick has a “significant” concussion, the most common reaction was: (1) every concussion is “significant”; and (2) the symptoms will last until rookie Nick Foles gets injured or flops.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it truly is a “significant” concussion, from the perspective of the grading that applies to head injuries.
As a result, that calls into question not only Vick’s availability for the rest of the season but his marketability in the future. There already was no chance that the Eagles would pay Vick $15.5 million in 2013. Given his willingness to embrace contact and the cumulative effects of concussions, anyone who signs him will be assuming the risk of more concussions.
At this point, we're expecting Nick Foles to start for a while, perhaps for the rest of the season. Vick owners may want to wait for the dust to settle before cutting him.